Calder Willingham's memoir [novel] of the South, Rambling Rose is a funny and moving tale of an oversexed young woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
Out for Justice harbors an incredibly simple vengeance plot loaded with enough macho sadism to satiate the action genre's bloodthirsty fans.
True story of Betty Mahmoody is a harrowing one by any standard. Married to Iranian doctor Moody who has lived in the US for 20 years, she reluctantly agrees to accompany him back to Teheran in 1984…
Spalding Gray struts his anecdotal stuff once again in Monster in a Box, a frisky follow-up to Swimming to Cambodia and film rendition of his 1990 stage hit.
Jodie Foster makes an appealing, if modest, directorial debut with Little Man Tate. Scott Frank (Dead Again) penned this nicely observed tale of a year in the life of a seven-year-old genius.
Crowned with John Goodman's lovable loutishness and a regally droll performance by Peter O'Toole, King Ralph doesn't carry much weight in the story department, though the wispy premise is handled…
The crowd's the same, but the atmosphere's different in this disappointing followup to low-budget hit House Party. Absence of filmmakers Reggie and Warrington Hudlin, who've moved on to other things…
Hangfire is a tight little action thriller about a prison break that attempts to serve as a metaphor for the 1989-90 Middle East crisis, but strains credibility.
Miles ahead of the average teen film, Flirting is a most agreeable sequel to John Duigan's earlier pic The Year My Voice Broke. The new film doesn't pack the emotional wallop of the first, but it…
Julia's hot; Dying Young is lukewarm. In this rather thin and maudlin weeper Julia Roberts does little to extend her range in a performance that seems pieced together from aspects of previous roles.
A murder mystery with a fine cast and wild and woolly story, Defenseless almost continuously wobbles across the line between the deliberately ambiguous and the irritatingly murky. Barbara Hershey…