The threadbare screenplay, which went into production as Seven Year Storm, uses a Rip van Winkle gimmick. As Mason Storm, cop Steven Seagal is nearly killed in the first reel after shooting…
Frankenhooker is a grisly, grotesque horror comedy recommended only for the stout of heart and strong of stomach.
Die Hard 2 lacks the inventivenes of the original but compensates with relentless action. The film [based on the novel 58 Minutes by Walter Wager] works for the most part as sheer entertainment, a…
In his directorial debut, Kevin Costner brings a rare degree of grace and feeling to this elegiac tale of a hero's adventure of discovery among the Sioux Indians on the pristine Dakota plains of the…
Child's Play 2 is another case of rehashing the few novel elements of an original to the point of utter numbness. The novelty of a smiling doll spouting expletives and crinkling his nose has long…
From a bolt of ordinary cloth Alan Alda fashions a thoroughly engaging matrimonial romp in Betsy's Wed ding. Most of the action comes from the clash of personalities and wills as unconventional…
If Stardust Memories was Woody Allen's 8-1/2 and Radio Days his Amarcord, then Alice is his Juliet of the Spirits. It's a subtler, gentler retelling of Federico Fellini's tale of a pampered but…
Clint Eastwood's film isn't an African adventure epic, as those unaware of Peter Viertel's 1953 book may surmise from the title. It's an intelligent, affectionate study of an obsessive American film…
Tune in Tomorrow, Jon Amiel's screen version of Mario Vargas Llosa's acclaimed novel Aunt Julia and the scriptwriter, is lusty and full of zany characters, but cluttered and overdone.
Overlong, sadistic and stale even by the conventions of the buddy pic genre, Clint Eastwood's The Rookie is actually Directorty Harry 51/2 since Eastwood's tough-as-nails cop Nick Pulovski could just…
The Krays is a chilling, if somewhat monotonous, biopic charting the rise and fall of two prominent hoods in 1950-60s London, cockney lads whose psychosexual warping leads them into ultraviolence.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Oscars: With Historic ‘Moonlight’ Win, the Academy Embraces Empathy Over Escapism
- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
- ‘La La Land’ Makes Damien Chazelle Youngest Best Director Winner in Oscars History