Isak Dinesen's most widely read work, next to Out of Africa, is the short novel Babette's Feast, a rousing yarn of delicate philosophical overtones about a French female chef de cuisine of five-star…
With input from the original's creator, Wes Craven [who also co-wrote the screen story with Bruce Wagner], 3 shifts its focus away from the homely neighborhood horror to a setting of seven…
Set in a thoroughly uptight, provincial British seaside resort in the 1950s, this touching account of a girl's growing pains marks the directorial debut of director-scripter David Leland.
Tough Guys is part parody and part serious with a nasty streak running right down the middle.
The Stepfather is an engrossing suspense thriller that refreshingly doesn't cheat the audience in terms of valid clues and plot twists.
Timothy Dalton, the fourth Bond, registers beautifully on all key counts of charm, machismo, sensitivity and technique. In The Living Daylights he's abetted by material that's a healthy cut above the…
A well-crafted miniature, this dramatization of the Joyce story directly addresses the theme of how the 'shades' from 'that other world' can still live in those who still walk the earth.
Starlight Hotel is a road movie [from Grant Hinden Miller's 1986 novel The Dream Monger] centering on the friendship between a man on the run from the law and a 13-year-old girl looking for her…
First feature film by Mary Lambert, best known for her Madonna videos, is a densely packed portrait of a beautiful, disturbed woman at the end of her rope. Told in a fragmented, time-jumping style…
Although lacking the bite and depth of his best work, Radio Days is one of Woody Allen's most purely entertaining pictures. It's a visual monolog of bits and pieces from the glory days of radio and…
Pelle the Conqueror is a feature film of epic proportions and a relentlessly unsentimental look at life among the haves and, primarily, the have-nots on a big turn-of-the-century farm. Writer-helmer…