As contrived and plot-hole ridden as it is, F/X still works quite effectively as a crowd-pleasing popcorn picture. Basic premise here is so strong that it proves well-nigh indestructable, even in the…
Penned partly on the basis of actual experiences he had as a teenager touring the South as a musician, John Fusco's screenplay makes ample use of the legend of the late bluesman Robert Johnson, who…
Children of a Lesser God is the kind of good intentioned material that often gets weighed down with sentimentality on the screen. Fortunately, the translation of Mark Medoff's Tony Award-winning…
A downbeat tale [by Elliott Lewitt and Nicholas Kazan] of brutal family relations, James Foley's At Close Range is a very tough picture. Violent without being vicarious, this true story is set in a…
What could have been a better film delving into complexities of one tough-but-vulnerable alcoholic sheriff out to bust a cocaine ring, instead ends up an oddly-paced work that is sometimes a thriller…
Withnail & I is about the end of an era. Set in 1969 England, it portrays the last throes of a friendship mirroring the seedy demise of the hippie period, delivering some comic gems along the way.
Tough Guys is unalloyed hokum that proves a sad waste of talent on the parts of co-stars Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.
The Money Pit is simply the pits. Shortly after the starring couple has bought a beautiful old house which quickly shows itself to be at the point of total disrepair, Tom Hanks says to Shelley Long…
Directed with the throttle wide open, pic roots itself firmly in very fresh history, then proceeds to brashly rewrite it, thereby turning itself into an exercise in wish fulfilment for those who…
Former actor Juzo Itami's second feature, after the success of The Funeral (1985), is a thoroughly offbeat but most enjoyable comedy on the subject of food. Main plotline is pretty slight: a truck…
Conceptually and stylistically compelling under Jonathan Demme's sometimes striking direction, this offbeat thriller is about an unlikely couple on the run.
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