Considering her flamboyant personality and claim to notoriety as the presenter of midnight horror movies on L.A. station KABC, docu about Finnish actress Maila Nurmi/Vampira is a disappointingly…
The future looks bleak for the U.S. feature debut of Italian director Massimo Mazzucco, as "Aaron Gillespie Will Make You a Star" is an irritating, not very funny dark comedy about acting schools in…
Mike Ness's dynamic new outlook as well as the addition of manic drummer Chuck Biscuits made Social Distortion's 70-minute show, the first of two sold-out affairs, one of the group's most satisfying…
Opened andreviewed Nov. 12, 1996; runs until Nov. 16. Having made a career of interpreting music as contemporary divas Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Peggy Lee, Jim Bailey as himself lacks any…
Narrators: Omar Sharif, Mona Zakaria.
The style nearly proves suffocating in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," London legit director Adrian Noble's screen debut and the latest in an ongoing lineup of transferences of Shakespeare from stage to…
An attempt to put a comic spin on "sex, lies, and videotape" type material, "Shooting Lily" relies heavily on a couple's homevideos to depict the breakup of their marriage, but, unfortunately, these…
Director Jonathan Kaplan's superb rethinking of "In Cold Blood" won't displace anyone's memory of Richard Brooks' haunting 1967 film of the Truman Capote "nonfiction novel," and it isn't meant to.
Reviewed at Carthage Film Days (competing), Tunis, Oct. 14, 1996. Running time: 95 MIN.
"Santa With Muscles" is a 98-pound weakling of a comedy, with other movies certain to kick sand in its face during its limited theatrical run in regional release. The Hulk Hogan starrer may generate…