A Handful of Dust is classy stuff based on an Evelyn Waugh novel, with a high production standard but an essentially empty story.
Vice Versa finds Judge Reinhold, a tony Chicago department store exec named Marshall, and his junior high school age son, Charlie (Fred Savage), ending up with each other's personalities after they…
Polish by subject and director, French by official production and shooting locations, American by soundtrack and partial financing, and transatlantic in casting, To Kill a Priest is an ambitious…
The Navigator is remarkable because of its absorbing story that links medieval fears and fortunes to our times, while confirming director Vincent Ward as an original talent.
John Candy stars as a sweet, slightly dopey family man who wagoneers his happy brood up from Chicago for a big-pines getaway. No sooner do they unpack than obnoxious brother-in-law Dan Aykroyd and…
A harrowing, tightly focused war film that becomes a moving, near-Biblical allegory, The Beast represents a stellar achievement for all involved. Based on William Mastrosimone's play Nanawatai, pic…
Sticky Fingers is a snappy, offbeat urban comedy about two NY gal pals - starving artist types - who get caught up in the shopping spree of a lifetime. Too bad the money isn't theirs.
Filmgoers who admired the freshness and energy of Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It are bound to be thrown by his followup School Daze. A loosely connected series of musical set-pieces exploring the…
Despite its title, Punchline is not a comedy. It's an uneven melodrama where Tom Hanks exhibits flashes of brilliance as a caustically tongued stand-up comic in a strange, undefinable romance with…
A low-budget drama about Welsh hill farmers may not sound broadly appealing, but Andrew Grieve's On the Black Hill is a remarkably moving and entertaining film [from the novel by Bruce Chatwin]…
Moonwalker - also the title of a Michael Jackson autobiography - seems unsure of what it was supposed to be. At the center of the pic is the Smooth Criminal segment, a musical/dramatic piece full of…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Oscars: With Historic ‘Moonlight’ Win, the Academy Embraces Empathy Over Escapism
- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
- ‘La La Land’ Makes Damien Chazelle Youngest Best Director Winner in Oscars History