John le Carre's glasnost-era espionage novel has been turned into intelligent adult entertainment, but somber tone, utter lack of action and sex, and complexity of plot tilts this mainly to upscale…
The Last of the Finest belongs to a rarely attempted brand of pastiche film. The central characters are Brian Dennehy and his band of dedicated cops who tumble upon a bunch of corrupt characters (who…
Marlon Brando's sublime comedy performance elevates The Freshman from screwball comedy to a quirky niche in film history - among films that comment on cult movies.
Brian De Palma's take on Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities is a misfire of inanities. Wolfe's first novel boasted rich characters and teeming incident that proved highly alluring to filmmakers…
Despite its B-film framework involving a maniacal killer stalking street kids, Streets transcends its genre with a gritty and affecting portrait of a teenage throwaway struggling to exist in LA's…
This far-from-perfect rendering of Jim Harrison's shimmering novella has a romantic sweep and elemental power that ultimately transcend its flaws. It's a contempo tale of a doomed love triangle in…
Honed to a riveting intensity by director Alan Pakula and featuring the tightest script imaginable, Presumed Innocent is a demanding, disturbing javelin of a courtroom murder mystery.
Like Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in the Billy Wilder classic Some Like It Hot, Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane are motivated by fear for their lives to dress in women's garb. New pic has rival British…
Capitalism and colonialism intertwine like a two-headed snake in this ponderous but well-made film. Director Bruce Beresford's modestly scaled followup to Oscar winner Driving Miss Daisy suffers from…
Based on Charles Willeford's novel, this quirky and sometimes brutally funny film strings together terrific moments but never takes a point of view.
Dan Aykroyd's dexterous multipersonality schtick is the only redeeming feature of this chase-heavy comedy, up on the homevid heap.