Paul Mazursky's elaborate farce [from a story by Charles G. Booth] about the actor as imposter (here posing as dictator of the mythical Latin nation Parador) has moments of true hilarity emerging…
Scripters have moved the setting of their stage version from the loose environs of a Club Med-type playground to a health and fitness resort, the Oasis [and added a question mark at the end of the…
Little Nikita never really materializes as a taut espionage thriller and winds up as an unsatisfying execution of a clever premise - a teen's traumatic discovery that his parents are Soviet spies.
Actor Mickey Rourke's decade-old pet project about a battered, burnt-out smalltime boxer is a sort of Raging Bull without horns, wallowing dully in the cliches of movieland gutter romanticism.
Hanna Senesh, a talented poet and a martyr who died in a Hungarian jail in 1944, before her 24th birthday, is a mythical figure in Israel, a symbol of gentle but determined heroism. In Menahem…
Frantic is a thriller without much surprise, suspense or excitement. Drama about an American doctor's desperate search for his kidnapped wife through the demi-monde of Paris reveals director Roman…
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is a wonderfully crafted, absolutely charming remake of the 1964 film "Bedtime Story." In this classy version, Steve Martin and Michael Caine play the competing French…
A very good actor plays a good lawyer in a badly written and directed crime drama and loses the case for suspenseful filmmaking in Criminal Law.
Child's Play is a near-miss at providing horrific thrills in a tale [by Don Mancini] of a doll come to murderous life, told with a knowing tongue-in-cheek attitude. Fun withers in stretching the thin…
In taking on a biopic of late jazz great Charlie Parker, Clint Eastwood has had to chart bold new territory for himself as a director, and he has pulled it off in most impressive fashion.
BAT 21 represents the flip side of Rambo. The true story of an officer forced to parachute into enemy-infested jungle during the Vietnam War and survive on his own until a rescue can be attempted…