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…
A low-budget drama about Welsh hill farmers may not sound broadly appealing, but Andrew Grieve's On the Black Hill is a remarkably moving and entertaining film [from the novel by Bruce Chatwin]…
Moonwalker - also the title of a Michael Jackson autobiography - seems unsure of what it was supposed to be. At the center of the pic is the Smooth Criminal segment, a musical/dramatic piece full of…
Although essentially a rather old-fashioned British pic, Madame Sousatzka is filled with pleasures, not the least of them being Shirley MacLaine's effervescent performance.
Illegally Yours is an embarrassingly unfunny attempt at screwball comedy, marking a career nadir for producer-director Peter Bogdanovich and his miscast star Rob Lowe.
This black comedy about terminal cancer patients escaping for one last fling stares death in the face and laughs, but takes too long to get to the punch line.
After a prolog with scenes from earlier Fridays, routine screenplay introduces Tina (Lar Park Lincoln), a pretty young blonde who is under psychiatric care because flashbacks of her father's death…