Trading Places is a light romp geared up by the schtick shifted by Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. Happily, it's a pleasure to report also that even those two popular young comics couldn't have brought…
The Right Stuff is a humdinger. Full of beauty, intelligence and excitement, this big-scale look at the development of the US space program and its pioneering aviators provides a fresh, entertaining…
The Man Who Loved Women is truly woeful, reeking of production-line, big star filmmaking and nothing else.
The Dark Crystal, besides being a dazzling technological and artistic achievement by a band of talented artists and performers, presents a dark side of Muppet creators Jim Henson and Frank Oz that…
Stranger's Kiss is a glowing homage to 1950s melodrama set in the film world. Though shot on a modest budget, picture has a lush look aided by strong artistic and technical contributions.
Scarface is a grandiose modern morality play, excessive, broad and operatic at times. Film's origins lie in the 1932 Howard Hughes production directed by Howard Hawks and adapted by Ben Hecht from…
About a leching, alcoholic Scottish poet making the New England campus circuit, Reuben, Reuben is exceptionally literate, with lines that carom with wit from the superb adaptation by Julius J…
Night Warning is a fine psychological horror film. As the maniacally possessive aunt and guardian of a 17-year-old boy, Susan Tyrrell gives a tour-de-force performance.
Man, Woman and Child is a sweetly dramatic picture which, unfortunately, reaches so hard for sobs at the end that all logic is suspended.
John Sayles again uses a keen intelligence and finely tuned ear to tackle the nature of friendship and loving in Lianna.
Handgun takes a subject which is the stuff of exploitation and steers it towards social commentary. The result is an intelligent analysis of the political and sexual values of male society in Texas.