Stand by Me falls somewhat short of being a firstrate 'small' picture about adventurous small-town adolescent boys, although director Rob Reiner is to be lauded for coming close. Formerly titled The…
This may be the first comedy ever about a Pope running away from office - for a short, private spree in the country among the real people whose shepherd he is supposed to be, sans the bureaucratic…
Yet another picture about how a semi-human, quasi-alien being just can't fit in among earthlings, Ratboy can boast of some modest virtues, but is simply too mild on all counts to carry much impact…
Parting Glances is bracingly forthright and believable in its presentation of an all-gay world within contempo New York City.
The couple at the center of this wide and wayward romantic thriller are about as odd as you could find anywhere. George (Bob Hoskins), short in stature as well as intellect, is just out of prison…
Legend is a fairytale produced on a grand scale, set in some timeless world and peopled with fairies, elves and goblins, plus a spectacularly satisfying Satan. At the same time, the basic premise is…
This is the first of two related, and simultaneously lensed, films - at a global cost of 120 million francs (about $17 million), the most expensive production in French film history [to date] - that…
Heartburn is a beautifully crafted film with flawless performances and many splendid moments, yet the overall effect is a bit disappointing.
Ferris Bueller exhibits John Hughes on an off day. Paucity of invention here lays bare the total absence of plot or involving situations.
Desert Bloom emerges a muted, intelligently observed story [by Linda Remy and Eugene Corr] of a girl's growing pains in an emotionally deprived and politically warped environment.
Clockwise is a somewhat uneven comic road film. John Cleese plays the headmaster of a secondary school whose main trait, obsessive timewatching, turns out to be a strategy to dam up the natural…