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.
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…
Although it's said John Huston has wanted to film British author Malcolm Lowry's autobiographical masterpiece Under the Volcano for some 30 years, it was always a project fraught with difficulties.
John Sayles takes a turn toward offbeat fantasy in The Brother from Another Planet, a vastly amusing but progressively erratic look at the Harlem adventures of an alien, a black E.T.
Places in the Heart is a loving, reflective homage to his hometown by writer-director Robert Benton. Flawlessly crafted, Benton creates a full tapestry of life in Waxahachie, Texas circa 1935, but…
Fuzzily conceived and indecisively executed, Harry & Son represents a deeply disappointing return to the director's chair for Paul Newman. Cowritten and coproduced by the star as well, pic [suggested…
Beverly Hills Cop is more cop show than comedy riot. Expectations that Eddie Murphy's street brand of rebelliousness would devastate staid and glittery Beverly Hills are not entirely met in a film…
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…
There is little that is original in Starman, but at least it has chosen good models. As amalgam of elements introduced in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. and even The Man Who Fell to Earth…
In this unremitting downer, writer-director Michael Radford introduces no touches of comedy or facile sensationalism to soften a harsh depiction of life under a totalitarian system as imagined by…
Exterminator 2 is a silly and tiresome revenge actioner. Mark Buntzman, who produced the original, here wears (and shares with William Sachs) too many hats, ending up with a contradictory mishmash.