A comedy set in a New York hotel room over a sweaty night in 1953 might seem an odd assignment for such a serious and innovative director as Nicolas Roeg.
What propels this contempo LA yarn about a dissembling newspaper columnist on the trail of a nefarious con man (Tim Matheson) is the obvious and successful byplay between Chevy Chase's sly, glib…
Dim Sum offers up a few charming observations about cultural differences among assorted generations of Chinese Americans, but the dramatic situations are so underplayed as to be mostly ineffectual.
Dance with a Stranger is a tale of dark passions based on a true story of the London underworld during the 1950s.
The idea for this three-parter was hatched during Dino De Laurentiis' production of King's Firestarter, which also starred little Drew Barrymore. Asked to do another script for Barrymore, King…
Story of two brothers who untangle their mixed emotions as they compete in a grueling bicycle race, American Flyers is most entertaining when it rolls along unencumbered by big statements…
Beneath its verbose, title, Jack Sholder's follow-up to Wes Craven's 1984 hit is a well-made though familiar reworking of demonic horror material.
A British satire of political muddle in Caribbean island, Water is a frenetic mishmash. Michael Caine is fine as a laidback British governor who is aptly described as 'the Patty Hearst of the British…
To Live and Die in L.A. looks like a rich man's Miami Vice. William Friedkin's evident attempt to fashion a West Coast equivalent of his  The French Connection is engrossing and diverting…
Based on the novel, In the Heat of the Summer, by former Miami Herald crime reporter John Katzenbach, pic establishes solid Florida heat and humidity as the 'mean' background to a series of murders…
All the way through The Falcon and the Snowman director John Schlesinger and an exemplary cast grapple with a true story so oddly motivated it would be easily dismissed if fictional.