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…
No Way Out is an effective updating and revamping of the 1948 film noir classic The Big Clock, also based on Kenneth Fearing's novel of that name.
Mannequin is as stiff and spiritless as its title suggests.
If it's possible, Less Than Zero is even more specious and shallow than the Bret Easton Ellis book it is based on. There's a story somewhere tracking the dissipated lifestyles of the super-rich…
Hot Dog Air Force flyer Dennis Quaid is prepared at the outset to be shrunken and pilot a tiny craft through the bloodstream of a laboratory rabbit. Evildoers are on to the unprecedented experiment…
Hellraiser is a well-paced sci-fi cum horror fantasy [from Clive Barker's own novel The Hellbound Heart].