Lock Up is made in the same, simplistic vein as most other Sylvester Stallone pics - putting him, the blue-collar protagonist, against the odds over which he ultimately prevails.
A promising idea is gunned down by sickening violence and a downbeat ending in Johnny Handsome, a Mickey Rourke vehicle [based on The Three Worlds of Johnny Handsome by John Godey].
Despite the stalk-and-slash trappings, Hider in the House is an intelligent, gripping and sometimes compelling psychological thriller featuring attractive performances by Mimi Rogers and Gary Busey.
Veteran Hollywood screen writer Julia Cameron moved home to Chicago to produce and direct her first feature, God's Will, and discovered first-hand one of a filmmaker's worst nightmares: the…
The cliches are as thick as the foliage in Farewell to the King, John Milius' adaptation of a novel [L'adieu au roi] by French author-filmmaker Pierre Schoendoerffer. Pic recycles familiar situations…
Spike Lee combines a forceful statement on race relations with solid entertainment values in Do the Right Thing.
Woody Allen ambitiously mixes his two favoured strains of cinema, melodrama and comedy, with mixed results in Crimes and Misdemeanours.
A powerful metaphor of the national shame that was America's orgy of destruction in Vietnam, Brian De Palma's film deals directly with the harrowing rape and murder of a Vietnamese woman by four GIs.
A bawdy and audacious tale of politics and scandal, Blaze delivers a good love story and a brave and marvelous character turn by Paul Newman.
Always is a relatively small scale, engagingly casual, somewhat silly, but always entertaining fantasy.
When The Whales Came is a slight story beautifully dressed to give the appearance of more substance. Performances, direction and design are all first-rate, but there is the overwhelming sensation…