At first glance (or at least for the first 40 minutes) Shocker seems a potential winner, an almost unbearably suspenseful, stylish and blood-drenched ride courtesy of writer-director Wes Craven's…
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills is a lewd delight. In top form here, director Paul Bartel brings a breezy, sophisticated touch to this utterley outrageous sex farce and thereby…
Red Scorpion is a dull, below-average action pic, lensed in Swaziland.
Based on Carlos Fuentes' novel Gringo Viejo, the complex psychological tableau makes it easy to see why Jane Fonda plopped herself in the plum role of 40-ish spinster on the run Harriet Winslow. She…
Michel Blanc, the bald, diminutive funnyman, plays it utterly straight in Monsieur Hire, an unconvincing adaptation of a 1933 novel by Georges Simenon, first filmed as Panique by Julien Duvivier in…
The James Bond production team has found its second wind with Licence to Kill, a cocktail of high-octane action, spectacle and drama.
Robert De Niro's tour de force turn as a feisty Vietnam vet fails to save Jacknife, a poorly scripted three-hander drama [from Stephen Metcalfe's play Strange Snow].
He's a mystery writer, she's a mystery; and it's also a mystery how TV fodder like this manages to get the high-gloss, top-talent treatment at studios.
A stirring and long overdue tribute to the black soldiers who fought for the Union cause in the Civil War, Glory has the sweep and magnificence of a Tolstoy battle tale or a John Ford saga of…
The poorly scripted would-be thriller Far From Home is of note only as a transition film to adult roles for child actress Drew Barrymore.
This extremely violent and superbly made actioner demonstrates the tight grasp that director John Woo has on the crime meller genre, and his ability to twist the form into surprisingly satisfying…