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…
Above the Law is an ultraviolent actioner with Steven Seagal playing an aikido-chopping cop on a one man crusade to clean up Chi streets. [Screen story by Seagal and director Andrew Davis.]
One of the oddest and most illogical murder cases of modern times is recounted in intimate, incredible detail in the classy, disturbing drama A Cry in the Dark [from John Bryson's Book Evil Angels].
A skateboarding-obsessed suburban kid (Christian Slater) goes about solving - exploitation style - the death of his adopted Vietnamese brother (Art Chudabala), who Slater knows in his heart was too…
Rambo III stakes out a moral high ground for its hero missing or obscured in the previous two pictures. In the Soviets' heinous nine-year occupation of Afghanistan, this mythic commando and…
Visionary Irish rock band U2 has not sold itself short with U2 Rattle and Hum, a deeply felt cinematic treatment of band's music and concern infused with striking visual style and electric momentum.
Conceived on 1950s B-movie sci-fi terms, They Live is a fantastically subversive film, a nifty little confection pitting us vs them, the haves vs the have-nots.
The Milagro Beanfield War is a charming, fanciful little fable built around weighty issues concerning the environment, the preservation of a cultural heritage and the rights of citizens versus the…