Star Trek III is an emotionally satisfying science fiction adventure. Dovetailing neatly with the previous entry in the popular series Star Trek II, film centers upon a quest to seemingly bring Spock…
Tom Selleck, with a cop's short haircut and playing a workaday stiff who's afraid of heights, cuts a less dashing but more accessible figure in Runaway than in prior pictures. However, this Michael…
Purple Hearts is a systematically simple love story set against the Vietnam War, with the action largely overwhelming the romantic time-outs.
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.