Errol Morris' The Thin Blue Line constitutes a mesmerizing reconstruction and investigation of a senseless murder. It employs strikingly original formal devices to pull together diverse interviews…
The Laser Man is a quirky, cross-cultural, high-tech comedy about serious matters from Peter Wang, who made an impression with A Great Wall. Self-consciously implausible story concerning the…
Dirty Harry Callahan isn't the best and brightest of cops but you can't kill him with cannon, mace and chain. The Dead Pool isn't the best and brightest of the Dirty Harry films, either, but just as…
Talk Radio casts a spotlight on the unpalatable underside of American public opinion, and turns up an unlimited supply of anger, hatred and resentment in the process.
Everybody, including the audience, gets a good workout in Shoot to Kill, a rugged, involving manhunt adventure [story by Harv Zimmel] in which a criminal leads his pursuers over what is perhaps the…
Billed as a comedy/horror flick, Return of the Living Dead Part II is neither scary nor funny and adds salt in the wound with an obnoxious soundtrack of grating rock music.
Miami field trip only brings a pastel backdrop to the insipid infighting of the boobs in blue.
Mystic Pizza is a deftly told coming-of-age story [by Amy Jones] about three young femmes as they explore their different destinies, mostly through romance; it's genuine and moving.
Midnight Run shows that Robert De Niro can be as wonderful in a comic role as he is in a serious one. Pair him, a gruff ex-cop and bounty hunter, with straight man Charles Grodin, his captive, and…
A stylish frothy 'light read' of a film, La Lectrice recounts the adventures of a young woman who rents her services as a professional reader to bourgeois clients ill-disposed to doing their own…
In the working-class London district of King's Cross, yuppies are moving into old houses, restoring them, and driving out the locals who've lived there for ages. Old Mrs Bender, a widow, lives in one…