September domestic film box office jumped nearly 11 % from last year’s depressed level. This was expected, due to several strong Summer holdover hits. Climaxing the period was the excellent opening…
Twist to the backstage yarn places it in Hollywood at the 20th-Fox studio and the settings advantageously capture a showbiz flavor that lends credibility. Old formula of the story could have been…
Rick Nelson, 45, the actor who grew up in front of millions of television viewers on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" and spent most of his career as a singer, was killed New Year's Eve in a…
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.
Set in dead of winter in Chicago, Running Scared is an ultra-hip cop picture, shot in gritty style by Peter Hyams, that plays like a combination of Beverly Hills Cop and Hill Street Blues.
Not so much about power as about p.r., this facile treatment of big-time politics and media, featuring Richard Gere as an amoral imagemaker, revolves around the unstartling premise that modern…
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