Jane Campion comes up with a touching and memorable biography of New Zealand author Janet Frame, originally made as a three-part TV miniseries (each part 52 minutes). In the 1950s, Frame spent eight…
If Wild Orchid aims to grab audiences with a hot-house atmosphere of erotica, it mainly teases until a pay-off in the last sequence.
Vital Signs is a strikingly well-done ensemble piece about a pivotal year in the lives of a group of medical students, with polished script, direction and performances.
Following a trek to the bigscreen almost as convoluted as its plot, this oft-delayed sequel proves a jumbled, obtuse yet not entirely unsatisfying follow-up to Chinatown, rightly considered one of…
Set in Montgomery, Alabama, during the 1955 civil rights bus boycott, The Long Walk Home is an effectively mounted drama about the human impact of changing times on two families, with sturdy…
Jim Thompson's intriguing novel about the subculture of smalltime hustlers is fashioned into a curiously uneven movie in The Grifters.
Neither the beguiling romance of Venice nor the undraped bodies of Natasha Richardson and Rupert Everett can disguise the hollowness of The Comfort of Strangers.
The Gumshoe Kid, alternately titled The Detective Kid, is a charming little comedy that pays homage to the private eye genre.
Tales from the Darkside is significantly gorier than its namesake TV series, and has better production values.
When the underdog always wins he's not much of an underdog anymore, and the narrative cartwheels Sylvester Stallone has turned over the years to put Rocky in that position have peeled away the…
Universal took a step in the right direction by whittling Problem Child down to just 81 minutes but didn't go far enough. The studio should have excised another 75 minutes and released this…