The notion that the story of civilized boys reverting to savagery on a desert isle would be improved by shooting in color and substituting American actors for British child thesps is an odd one…
The polished comic vision that gave Twins, Arnold Schwarzenegger's comedy breakthrough, a storybook shine completely eludes director Ivan Reitman here. Result is a mish-mash of violence, psycho-drama…
Elaine May and Marlo Thomas make a memorable screen odd couple in In the Spirit. Kooky black comedy is an unusual case of big-name talent gathering with friends to make a low-budget pic freed of…
A cacophonic, nightmarish variation on the postapocalyptic cautionary genre, Hardware has the makings of a punk cult film.
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound is a competent but uninspired riff on the venerable legend. For Corman, it's also a return trip to modern British sci-fi, adapting a Brian W. Aldiss novel.
The ladies who lunch - and munch, breakfast, binge, dine, diet, starve and sample - are delicious in Eating, but writer-director Henry Jaglom labors over the stove too long, harming a tasty souffle.
Shirley Valentine writer Willy Russell returns to his native Liverpool with a gritty low-budget comedy.
Chopper Chicks in Zombietown is a surprisingly funny B-movie spoof with a feminist edge. Writer-director Dan Hoskins has a great deal of fun scrambling genres. It's a classic story of bikers invading…
Frank Capra's It Happened One Night established the format, but John Badham is stuck with a terrible script on this 1990s version. Only the chemistry of Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson makes the film…
If Stardust Memories was Woody Allen's 8-1/2 and Radio Days his Amarcord, then Alice is his Juliet of the Spirits. It's a subtler, gentler retelling of Federico Fellini's tale of a pampered but…
Jane Campion comes up with a touching and memorable biography of New Zealand author Janet Frame, originally made as a three-part TV miniseries (each part 52 minutes).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…