Children of a Lesser God is the kind of good intentioned material that often gets weighed down with sentimentality on the screen. Fortunately, the translation of Mark Medoff's Tony Award-winning…
A downbeat tale [by Elliott Lewitt and Nicholas Kazan] of brutal family relations, James Foley's At Close Range is a very tough picture. Violent without being vicarious, this true story is set in a…
Blake Edward's obsession with the slapstick comedy genre has produced some all-time comedy classics and some best-forgotten clinkers. A Fine Mess belongs in the latter category.
Picture has a simple premise: Rob Lowe desperately wants to leave the hard life on his father's farm to join a minor league Canadian hockey team where he believes he will be the star player. His…
In Under the Cherry Moon, Prince tries to direct too, giving himself a lot of closeups kissing but hardly any of him singing. What is left is a trite story about a rich girl and a poor musician…
The Name of the Rose is a sorrowfully mediocre screen version of Umberto Eco's surprise international bestselling novel.
Film literally picks up where the 1984 one left off, with spunky teen Ralph Macchio winning a karate contest against no-good ruffians.
The Boy Who Could Fly is a well-intentioned film that deals with mental illness, suicide and other weighty subjects and their effects on children in a general and understanding way.
Streets of Gold is a likable, but hardly compelling story of not one, but two kids trying to box their way out of the slums.
This worthy but flawed attempt to examine an independent young woman of the 1980s was lensed, in Super 16mm, in 15 days but doesn't appear jerrybuilt.
Watching Revolution is a little like visiting a museum - it looks good without really being alive. The film doesn't tell a story so much as it uses characters to illustrate what the American…