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.
Tales from the Darkside is significantly gorier than its namesake TV series, and has better production values.
When the underdog always wins he's not much of an underdog anymore, and the narrative cartwheels Sylvester Stallone has turned over the years to put Rocky in that position have peeled away the…
Universal took a step in the right direction by whittling Problem Child down to just 81 minutes but didn't go far enough. The studio should have excised another 75 minutes and released this…
The specter of a menace who invades one's home turf and can't be ousted is universally disturbing, and director John Schlesinger goes all out to make this creepy thriller-chiller as unsettling as it…
Tango equals sex equals death in writer-director Leonard Schrader's fatally dark exploration of the 1920s tango underworld. The genesis for Tango was found among Argentine writer Manuel Puig's…
Misery is a very obvious and very commercial gothic thriller, a functional adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller.
Alan Rudolph's film is a tongue-in-cheek take on the gumshoe genre that mostly seeks to explore the perplexing possibilities of love.
A violence-drenched fable of Gotham druglords, King of New York is unusual in being an all-American production fully financed by European sources (Italy in this case). It's the first bit that's…
This moody, erotic thriller from two first-time directors overcomes its slight narrative with its confident, bravura direction and cinematography.