Beetlejuice springs to life when the raucous and repulsive Betelgeuse (Michael Keaton) rises from his moribund state to wreak havoc on fellow spooks and mortal enemies.
Solid performances by leads James Caan and his humanoid buddy-cop partner Mandy Patinkin move this production beyond special effects, clever alien makeup and car chases.
A Handful of Dust is classy stuff based on an Evelyn Waugh novel, with a high production standard but an essentially empty story.
Vice Versa finds Judge Reinhold, a tony Chicago department store exec named Marshall, and his junior high school age son, Charlie (Fred Savage), ending up with each other's personalities after they…
Polish by subject and director, French by official production and shooting locations, American by soundtrack and partial financing, and transatlantic in casting, To Kill a Priest is an ambitious…
The Navigator is remarkable because of its absorbing story that links medieval fears and fortunes to our times, while confirming director Vincent Ward as an original talent.
John Candy stars as a sweet, slightly dopey family man who wagoneers his happy brood up from Chicago for a big-pines getaway. No sooner do they unpack than obnoxious brother-in-law Dan Aykroyd and…
A harrowing, tightly focused war film that becomes a moving, near-Biblical allegory, The Beast represents a stellar achievement for all involved. Based on William Mastrosimone's play Nanawatai, pic…
Sticky Fingers is a snappy, offbeat urban comedy about two NY gal pals - starving artist types - who get caught up in the shopping spree of a lifetime. Too bad the money isn't theirs.
Filmgoers who admired the freshness and energy of Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It are bound to be thrown by his followup School Daze. A loosely connected series of musical set-pieces exploring the…
Despite its title, Punchline is not a comedy. It's an uneven melodrama where Tom Hanks exhibits flashes of brilliance as a caustically tongued stand-up comic in a strange, undefinable romance with…