Kernel of a decent story [by Stephen Volk], of an evil woman (Joanna Pacula) who passes on her powers via a kiss, is never fleshed out in the script. If the setups were hokier, they might have been…
Based on Benjamin Stein's book Ludes, well-wrought screenplay is a cautionary tale about a couple involved in a mutually destructive, coke-dominated lifestyle.
Sunset is a silly Hollywood fiction, unconvincing in all but a couple of its details. Premise of teaming up righteous cowboy star Tom Mix and real-life lawman Wyatt Earp to solve an actual murder…
As a dance flick, Shag suffers from an unexciting dance-style and so-so choreography but compensates with a fine young cast and likable story.
Red Heat [from a screen story by Walter Hill] has earned a place in the history books as the first entirely American-produced film to have been permitted to lens in the USSR, even if location work…
A look at how a bunch of high schoolers try to deal with the suicide of their class' most promisng member, pic is populated by profoundly unrewarding characters doing and saying utterly uninteresting…
This often hilarious, irreverent and offbeat comedy is the most coherent young Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar has limned thus far. The dilemma of a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown after…
Fresh, colorful and inventive, Married to the Mob is another offbeat entertainment from director Jonathan Demme.
Iron Eagle II nervily tries to update the formula [of the 1986 original]. Plot meanders and fails to really fire its engines until deep into the story.
Hellraiser II is a maggotty carnival of mayhem, mutation and dismemberment, awash in blood and recommended only for those who thrive on such junk.
Chevy Chase tones down his goofy shtick, moves to the country with wife Madolyn Smith and has an occasional humorous encounter or two with the locals in Funny Farm. As pleasant yuppie comedies go…