It's 1961 now at Rydell High, a becalmed, upbeat time when JFK's photo has replaced Ike's on the school wall. In fact, hardly anything is happening socially or musically.
If anything sets Fast Times apart from the average nudie-cutie, it is its literary history. Cameron Crowe, one of the flashy, talented young writers of the hip publications, actually returned to…
George Romero, collaborating with writer Stephen King, again proves his adeptness at combining thrills with tongue-in-cheek humor. He links five tales with animated bridges in the style of the comics.
Britannia Hospital is a witty, unsparing expose of British manners and mores.
Angel carries knockout power. A story of retribution set against the troubles in Northern Ireland which are kept way in the background, it's an impressive pic debut for director-scripter Neil Jordan.
Aparna Sen appeared in two Satyajit Ray films (Three Daughters and Pikoo) and her father, Chidananda Das Gupta, is a noted film critic, so she came to her first directorial stint with a good…
Venom is an engrossing traditional suspense thriller [from a novel by Alan Scholefield] about a kidnapping, hypoed by the genuinely frightening plot gimmick of a deadly black mamba snake on the loose.
The second filmed record of the bi-annual Amnesty International fundraiser in London. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball is a thoroughly entertaining concert pic. As irreverent and clever as its…
The Escape Artist is a muted fable [from the novel by David Wagoner] about a gifted child in a never-never-land America. Treatment frequently pushes past the careful to the precious, and the quiet…
Writer-director Wes Craven's adaptation of the DC Comics book, Swamp Thing, to live-action feature filming is a childish programmer, short on thrills and laughs.
Silent Rage seems as if it were made with a demographics sampler entitled '10 Sleazy Ways to Cash in on the Exploitation Market'. The result is a combination horror-kung fu-oater-woman in peril-mad…