Convincing only in its sweet and dazzling musical sequences, this overly sincere effort otherwise misses its mark. Counteracting the negative black stereotyping he lampooned in his directorial debut…
Despite inspired casting and nifty visual trappings, the eagerly awaited Addams Family figures as a major disappointment. First-time director Barry Sonnenfeld never really gets past the skeletal…
Soapdish aims at a satiric target as big as a Macy's float and intermittently hits it. Sally Field and Kevin Kline play a feuding pair of romantically involved soap opera stars in this broad but…
Moral ambiguity that has plagued America since the 1960s is given a harrowing probe in this tale of undercover narcs who succumb to the temptation in their midst. Head-swiveling directorial debut of…
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…