If not for a somewhat murky and misanthropic ending, Against All Odds would stand as a well-engineered second-try at 1947's Out of the Past.
The Pope of Greenwich Village, set in Manhattan's Italian community, is a near-miss in its transition from novel [by Vincent Patrick] to film, setting forth an offbeat slice-of-life tale of…
Windy City marks writer Armyan Bernstein's (One from The Heart) maiden voyage as director of his own tales, and while the endeavor isn't always smooth sailing, the heart-felt nature of his subject is…
Top Secret! is another bumptious tribute to all that was odd in old movies. Followers of the Airplane! writer-director trio will probably be happy and satisfied with this effort, yet short of…
The River puts fundamental American values to the test in a society that has come unglued. Stripped down to the bare essentials few people actually ever come into contact with, pic remains a rather…
With The Last Starfighter, director Nick Castle and writer Jonathan Betuel have done something so simple it's almost awe-inspiring: they've taken a very human story and accented it with sci-fi…
Admirably attempting an adult approach to traditional fairy tale material, The Company of Wolves nevertheless represents an uneasy marriage between old-fashioned storytelling and contemporary screen…
The audience appeal of loners-against-corruption is here refashioned with the hero inside a marauding Sherman tank, taking on a maniacal southern sheriff in defense of integrity and family.
Touchstone Films takes the plunge with surprisingly charming mermaid yarn notable for winning suspension of disbelief and fetching by-play between Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks.
Living alone with her cat, Kathleen Turner writes romantic novels and cries over the outcome, assuring friend Holland Taylor that one day the writer's life will pick up for real.
Goldie Hawn's insistence on Saying Something Important takes a lot of the zip out of Protocol, but the light comedy still has its moments for the forgiving.