The cliches are as thick as the foliage in Farewell to the King, John Milius' adaptation of a novel [L'adieu au roi] by French author-filmmaker Pierre Schoendoerffer. Pic recycles familiar situations…
Spike Lee combines a forceful statement on race relations with solid entertainment values in Do the Right Thing.
Woody Allen ambitiously mixes his two favoured strains of cinema, melodrama and comedy, with mixed results in Crimes and Misdemeanours.
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A powerful metaphor of the national shame that was America's orgy of destruction in Vietnam, Brian De Palma's film deals directly with the harrowing rape and murder of a Vietnamese woman by four GIs.
A bawdy and audacious tale of politics and scandal, Blaze delivers a good love story and a brave and marvelous character turn by Paul Newman.
Always is a relatively small scale, engagingly casual, somewhat silly, but always entertaining fantasy.
New York Stories showcases the talents of three of the modern American cinema's foremost auteurs, Martin Scorsese, Francis Coppola and Woody Allen. Scorsese's is aimed at serious-minded adults…
When The Whales Came is a slight story beautifully dressed to give the appearance of more substance. Performances, direction and design are all first-rate, but there is the overwhelming sensation…
John Hughes unsuccessfully tries to mix a serious generation gap message between the belly laughs in Uncle Buck, a warm-weather John Candy vehicle.
What Michael Douglas does to the fish at Kathleen Turner's dinner party in War of the Roses, director Danny DeVito does to the audience. Piddling notions of humor are the least of this misanthropic…
Charles Highway is a 19-year-old with no money problems who maps out his sexual conquests via his desktop. He meets beautiful American Rachel Noyce, also 19. It's love at first sight, but she already…