Once Upon a Time in America arrives as a disappointment of considerable proportions. Sprawling $32 million saga of Jewish gangsters over the decades is surprisingly deficient in clarity and purpose…
A lacerating, emotionally exhausting drama about a marriage breakup, My First Wife manages to breathe new life into familiar material.
The first American feature film by Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, Maria's Lovers is a turbulent, quite particularized period romance about the sometime lack of synchronization of love and sex.
Yellow Earth is the most impressive film from mainland China unveiled so far in the West. Its simple story is told with considerable depth of feeling, allied to classical direction and impeccably…
Fort Saganne, which has checked in as one of France's most expensive films at a cost upwards of $6 million, is something of a throwback to the 1920s and '30s colonial sagas that thrived on local…
Film [from a screen story by David Loughery] centers on 'dreamlinking', the psychic projection of one person's consciousness into a sleeping person's subconscious, or his dreams. If that sounds…
Children of the Corn presents a normal couple, played by Peter Horton and Linda Hamilton, thrust into supernatural occurrences while on a cross-country trip. Horton is a newly graduated doctor on his…
An inordinately good low-budget film noir thriller, Blood Simple is written, directed and produced by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.
If not for a somewhat murky and misanthropic ending, Against All Odds would stand as a well-engineered second-try at 1947's Out of the Past.
Windy City marks writer Armyan Bernstein's (One from The Heart) maiden voyage as director of his own tales, and while the endeavor isn't always smooth sailing, the heart-felt nature of his subject is…
Top Secret! is another bumptious tribute to all that was odd in old movies. Followers of the Airplane! writer-director trio will probably be happy and satisfied with this effort, yet short of…