Paul Schrader's film Mishima is a boldly conceived, intelligent and consistently absorbing study of the Japanese writer and political iconoclast's life, work and death.
This is a farce, penned with wit and acted with appropriate deadpan honesty by all the principals. Picture a Russian ship docking in Liverpool. Two sailors go ashore for a night on the town, both…
An intelligent, engaging pic about a youngster who's into the rock 'n' roll music of the 1950s.
Director Tom Holland keeps the picture wonderfully simple and entirely believable (once the existence of vampires is accepted, of course). In a quick 105 minutes, the film simply answers the question…
Two young boys, a dreamer (Ethan Hawke) and a nerdy science genius type (River Phoenix), manage, through combining their talents and happening upon an unusual discovery, to fashion a homemade…
The state of the nation's press and the evil antics of its secret services in the nuclear age are combined in this fast-paced thriller.
With 27 stuntmen and Chuck Norris in the credits, Code of Silence is a predictability cacophonous cops-and-crooks yarn [by Michael Butler and Dennis Shryack] that is actually quite good for the type.
Pic opens with the death of Harry Joy (Barry Otto), its central character. He runs an ad agency and leads an apparently happy life with wife and two children. A heart attack fells him during a family…
The cinema of paranoia and persecution reaches an apogee in After Hours, a nightmarish black comedy from Martin Scorsese. Anxiety-ridden picture would have been pretty funny if it didn't play like a…
At its core White Nights is a political thriller about the dilemma of a famous Russian defector who, after a plane crash, finds himself trapped back in his mother country. However, pic shies away…
This modestly budgeted youth pic is a poor man's and partially musicalized Rebel without a Cause with a touch of The Warriors thrown in. Rebellious newcomer James Spader is the James Dean character…