Alternately affecting and affected, Field of Dreams is a fable about redemption and reconciliation that uses the mythos of baseball as an organizing metaphor.
No previous drug-themed film has the honesty or originality of Gus Van Sant's drama Drugstore Cowboy. Pic addresses the fact that people take drugs because they enjoy them.
Though not always entirely credible, Dead Calm is a nail-biting suspense pic [from the novel by Charles Williams] handsomely produced and inventively directed.
Celia starts out as a likeable family pic about the traumas of a sensitive 9-year-old girl growing up in a Melbourne suburb in the conservative late 1950s. It winds up as something quite different.
Producer Jose Frade has claimed his Blood and Sand is the first truly Spanish film version of Vicente Blasco Ibanez' famous novel. Frade's claim turns out to be empty. His picture is about as Spanish…
This collection of cliches accomplishes the almost unthinkable by bringing the prison genre to a new low.
New York Stories showcases the talents of three of the modern American cinema's foremost auteurs, Martin Scorsese, Francis Coppola and Woody Allen. Scorsese's is aimed at serious-minded adults…
There is a good deal of enjoyment to be derived from Wilt [based on Tom Sharpe's novel], mainly thanks to a uniformly excellent cast and unpretentious, straightforward direction by Michael Tuchner…
Ian Sellar's first feature, shot in the windswept Orkney Islands, north of Scotland, is a film about childhood which moves very slowly to a quite moving climax.
Three Fugitives marks the Hollywood helming debut of French director Francis Veber, remaking his own 1986 comedy Les fugitifs American-style. Clever premise starts pic off on a roll, as master…
The Return of Swamp Thing is scientific hokum without the fun. Second attempt to film the DC Comics character will disappoint all but the youngest critters.