When The Whales Came is a slight story beautifully dressed to give the appearance of more substance. Performances, direction and design are all first-rate, but there is the overwhelming sensation…
John Hughes unsuccessfully tries to mix a serious generation gap message between the belly laughs in Uncle Buck, a warm-weather John Candy vehicle.
What Michael Douglas does to the fish at Kathleen Turner's dinner party in War of the Roses, director Danny DeVito does to the audience. Piddling notions of humor are the least of this misanthropic…
Charles Highway is a 19-year-old with no money problems who maps out his sexual conquests via his desktop. He meets beautiful American Rachel Noyce, also 19. It's love at first sight, but she already…
Jamie Uys has concocted a genial sequal to his 1981 international sleeper hit The Gods mus t Be Crazy that is better than its progenitor in most respects.
A firstrate underwater suspenser with an otherworldly twist, The Abyss suffers from a payoff unworthy of its buildup. Same sensibilities that enable writer-director James Cameron to deliver riveting…
Staying Together, a sincerely made coming-of-age tale, serves up familiar homilies about family values in changing small-town America and the indomitable power of love.
At first glance (or at least for the first 40 minutes) Shocker seems a potential winner, an almost unbearably suspenseful, stylish and blood-drenched ride courtesy of writer-director Wes Craven's…
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills is a lewd delight. In top form here, director Paul Bartel brings a breezy, sophisticated touch to this utterley outrageous sex farce and thereby…
Red Scorpion is a dull, below-average action pic, lensed in Swaziland.
Based on Carlos Fuentes' novel Gringo Viejo, the complex psychological tableau makes it easy to see why Jane Fonda plopped herself in the plum role of 40-ish spinster on the run Harriet Winslow. She…