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…
An inordinately good low-budget film noir thriller, Blood Simple is written, directed and produced by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.
The Terminator is a blazing, cinematic comic book, full of virtuoso moviemaking, terrific momentum, solid performances and a compelling story.
After Moonlighting, London-based, longtime Polish exile Jerzy Skolimowski stays with the exile theme in Success is the Best Revenge. Pic deals with how exile can become a trap, a temptation to coast…
A first feature film for producer Lorne Michaels and writer-director Tom Schiller, Forever is a filmed in black & white (with brief color sequences) mishmash of film styles of the 1940s, 1950s and…
In addition to his usual directorial skill and considerable choreographic experience, Herb Ross brings to Footloose an adult sensibility often lacking in troubled-teen pics.
George Roy Hill has made a disappointingly flat film adaptation of one of John Le Carre's top novels, The Little Drummer Girl. Overlong and, for the most part, Indifferently staged on a multitude of…
Linda Blair toplines as Brenda, an LA girl who turns vigilante when her mute younger sister Heather (Linnea Quigley) is brutally gang-raped by a local gang of toughs.
After a protracted postproduction period, Mike's Murder proves an intriguing, if not entirely successful, suspenser and paranoid mood piece. Resolutely a small, serious film, pic was made quickly and…
In Comfort and Joy director-scripter Bill Forsyth again sets up a wacko scenario about zany, off-center characters.
Don Owen's Unfinished Business continues the story the filmmaker began in Nobody Waved Goodbye , a ground-breaking Canadian feature. Sequel picks up with the original young couple, now…