Tai-Pan is a historical epic [from James Clavell's novel] lost somewhere between 19th-century Hong Kong and 20th-century Hollywood. Despite flashes of brilliance and color, Tai-Pan fails to evoke a…
Sid and Nancy is the definitive pic on the punk phenomenon. The sad, sordid story of Sid Vicious, a lead member of The Sex Pistols, and his relationship with his American girlfriend, Nancy Spungen…
Set in dead of winter in Chicago, Running Scared is an ultra-hip cop picture, shot in gritty style by Peter Hyams, that plays like a combination of Beverly Hills Cop and Hill Street Blues.
Not so much about power as about p.r., this facile treatment of big-time politics and media, featuring Richard Gere as an amoral imagemaker, revolves around the unstartling premise that modern…
Nobody's Fool features kookiness without real comedy, romance without magic.
Manon des Sources is the poignant, but more dramatically wobbly, followup to Jean de Florette, producer-director Claude Berri's risky two-film adaptation of a novel by Marcel Pagnol, who, unsatisfied…
With its emphasis on youthful idealism despoiled by treacherous, manipulative adults, Lady Jane emerges as a tragic historical romance tinged with a strong 1960s feeling.
Iron Eagle is a crackerjack fighter-pilot picture focusing on a daring rescue of a hostage in a small Middle East country.
Hannah and Her Sisters is one of Woody Allen's great films. Indeed, he makes nary a misstep from beginning to end in charting the amorous affiliations of three sisters and their men over a two-year…
Gary Busey is yet another lone vigilante out to avenge his wife's brutal murder in Eye of the Tiger. The pic opens with Buck Matthews' (Busey) release from prison. Matthews' hometown is being…
Pic has enough gore, suspense and requisite number of shocks to keep most hearts pounding through to the closing credits.