Stranger than Paradise is a bracingly original avant-garde black comedy. Begun as a short which was presented under the same title at some earlier festivals, film has been expanded in outstanding…
Secret Places is a pleasing evocation of schoolgirl life in England during World War II.
A razorback is a particularly nasty species of feral pig, vicious and brainless, which is found in Australia's outback. Production involves a giant of the species which runs amok with spectacular…
It's New Year's Eve on a hot summer night in Sydney. Over a transistor radio comes the news nobody thought was possible: nuclear war has broken out in Europe and North America, and bombs have already…
Night of the Comet is a successful pastiche of numerous science fiction films, executed with an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek flair that compensates for its absence in originality.
Micki + Maude is a hilarious farce. For his part, Dudley Moore is in top antic form, and Amy Irving has never been better.
Impulse is an ugly little picture that would play better as a comedy if it wasn't so mean-spirited. Picture preys on the premise that when people are allowed to act according to their impulses, they…
Opening line of film - 'I don't want to scare anyone, but Jason is still out there' - is film's only laugh, aside from unintended chuckle in the credit roll for First Aid. Everyone in sight of the…
Dune is a huge, hollow, imaginative and cold sci-fi epic. Visually unique and teeming with incident, David Lynch's film holds the interest due to its abundant surface attractions but won't, of its…
City Heat is an amiable but decidedly lukewarm confection geared entirely around the two star turns.
Brian De Palma lets all his obsessions hang out in Body Double. A voyeur's delight and a feminist's nightmare, sexpenser features an outrageously far-fetched and flimsy plot.