In Alan Parker's richly mounted romantic saga of the Second World War relocation camps, the Asian-American cast is exemplary and Dennis Quaid has never been better. Noble if overlong effort depicts…
Blood Oath is a courtroom drama that raises questions about wartime crime and punishment. The drama, based on actual incidents, takes place on the Indonesian island of Ambon in late 1945.
Arachnophobia expertly blends horror and tongue-in cheek comedy in the tale of a small California coastal town overrun by Venezuelan killer spiders. Frank Marshall's sophisticated feature directing…
In contrast to Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this film harks back to Pedro Almodovar's earlier features where sexuality was a central theme. He has moved away from sight gags, shock…
Jane Campion comes up with a touching and memorable biography of New Zealand author Janet Frame, originally made as a three-part TV miniseries (each part 52 minutes).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.