Roman Polanski's Pirates is a decidedly underwhelming comedy adventure adding up to a major disappointment.
David Beaird avowedly set out to imitate the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s and has succeeded admirably, thanks to adorably spunky Deborah Foreman and her stuffy foil, Sam J. Jones. They…
You know right off the film is in trouble when the chimpanzees outperform their human counterparts.
Kangaroo was written in 1922 by D.H. Lawrence after a brief visit to Australia. The resulting film is a serious, literary pic, handsomely produced and boasting a very strong cast of accomplished…
Hoosiers is an involving tale about the unlikely success of a smalltown Indiana high school basketball team that paradoxically proves both rousing and too conventional, centered around a fine…
If Foreign Body [based on the novel by Roderick Mann] doesn't have quite the comic and narrative richness of Ronald Neame's Ealing Studios classics, this variation on the 'great impostor' plot device…
The story of a world-class violinist who contracts multiple sclerosis and is forced to abandon her career, as long as Duet for One [from the 1980 stage play by Tom Kempinski] stays personal and…
Cobra is a sleek, extremely violent and exciting police thriller.
Blue Velvet finds David Lynch back on familiar, strange, territory. Picture takes a disturbing and at times devastating look at the ugly underside of Middle American life.
About Last Night . . . has little to do with perversity, let alone Sexual Perversity in Chicago, the David Mamet play on which it ostensibly is based. Film lacks much of Mamet's grittiness, but is…
'Round Midnight is a superbly crafted music world drama in which Gallic director Bertrand Tavernier pays a moving dramatic tribute to the great black musicians who lived and performed in Paris in the…