Wolfgang Petersen's The NeverEnding Story is a marvelously realized flight of pure fantasy.
While it is decidedly not to all tastes, The Hotel New Hampshire is a fascinating, largely successful adaptation of John Irving's 1981 novel. Writer-director Tony Richardson has pulled off a…
John Sayles takes a turn toward offbeat fantasy in The Brother from Another Planet, a vastly amusing but progressively erratic look at the Harlem adventures of an alien, a black E.T.
After Moonlighting, London-based, longtime Polish exile Jerzy Skolimowski stays with the exile theme in Success is the Best Revenge. Pic deals with how exile can become a trap, a temptation to coast…
A passionate love story set against a background of post-war European immigration into Australia is the theme of Silver City, an extremely handsome production which introduces vibrant new actress…
Repo Man has the type of unerring energy that leaves audiences breathless and entertained. While the title, referring to the people who repossess cars from those behind on their payments, might…
Places in the Heart is a loving, reflective homage to his hometown by writer-director Robert Benton. Flawlessly crafted, Benton creates a full tapestry of life in Waxahachie, Texas circa 1935, but…
No Small Affair is an okay coming-of-age romance [from a screen story by Charles Bolt] in which the believability of the leading characters far outweighs that of many of the situations in which the…
Misunderstood, a somber and largely unsentimental study of a rift and ultimate reconciliation between father and son, is a 'remake and adaptation' of Luigi Comencini's 1967 Italian pic Incompreso.
La Femme Publique is just a pulp metaphysical turn by an unusually clever technician, though lovers of the sensational may turn on to it as a potential cult item.
In what story there is, amiable Hoyt Axton comes across a mysterious creature in Chinatown and takes it home as a Christmas present for his likable teenage son, Zach Galligan. With the gift, he…