J.F. Lawton's formula screenplay owes plenty to Pygmalion, Cinderella and The Owl and the Pussycat in limning a fairy tale of a prostitute with a heart of gold who mellows a stuffy businessman.
Television and standup comic Dana Carvey's deft mimicry and physical comedy are used to the max in Opportunity Knocks, but pic's routine venture into action and romance genres subtracts from the…
Steve Martin and Rick Moranis do the mismatched pair o' guys shtick in My Blue Heaven, a lighthearted fairy tale. But scripter Nora Ephron's fish-out-of-water premise isn't funny enough to sustain a…
Substance is here in spades, along with the twisted, brilliantly controlled style on which filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen made a name.
The notion that the story of civilized boys reverting to savagery on a desert isle would be improved by shooting in color and substituting American actors for British child thesps is an odd one…
The polished comic vision that gave Twins, Arnold Schwarzenegger's comedy breakthrough, a storybook shine completely eludes director Ivan Reitman here. Result is a mish-mash of violence, psycho-drama…
Elaine May and Marlo Thomas make a memorable screen odd couple in In the Spirit. Kooky black comedy is an unusual case of big-name talent gathering with friends to make a low-budget pic freed of…
A cacophonic, nightmarish variation on the postapocalyptic cautionary genre, Hardware has the makings of a punk cult film.
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound is a competent but uninspired riff on the venerable legend. For Corman, it's also a return trip to modern British sci-fi, adapting a Brian W. Aldiss novel.
The ladies who lunch - and munch, breakfast, binge, dine, diet, starve and sample - are delicious in Eating, but writer-director Henry Jaglom labors over the stove too long, harming a tasty souffle.
Shirley Valentine writer Willy Russell returns to his native Liverpool with a gritty low-budget comedy.
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