A powerful emotional, beautifully made film which will touch the hearts of all but the very cynical.
Picture this: London is cold, wet and miserable. What else does a girl do but answer an ad from a man looking for a 'wife' to take to a tropical island for a year?
Based on William Goldman's novel, this is a post-modern fairy tale that challenges and affirms the conventions of a genre that may not be flexible enough to support such horseplay.
As a reworking of Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, the only reason to see the film is for a few bits of inspired nonsense by Steve Martin as the nosey lover. Written by Martin to suit his…
A gentle comedy which could have been integrated in the romantic fantasy genre along with classics such as Angel on My Shoulder and Here Comes Mr. Jordan, the script obviously held material that was…
'If you had tried to give rock 'n' roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry,' pronounces John Lennon in an old interview at the outset of Taylor Hackford's glowing two-hour love letter to the…
Even if it may be a specious work at its core, Angel Heart still proves a mightily absorbing mystery, a highly exotic telling of a small-time detective's descent into hell, with Faustian theme, heavy…
Set in a thoroughly uptight, provincial British seaside resort in the 1950s, this touching account of a girl's growing pains marks the directorial debut of director-scripter David Leland.
The Fourth Protocol is a decidedly contempo thriller, a tale of vying masterspies and a chase to head off a nuclear disaster. Its edge is a fine aura of realism.
John Hughes has come up with an effective nightmare-as-comedy in Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Disaster-prone duo of Steve Martin and John Candy repeatedly recall a contemporary Laurel & Hardy as…
Story for part four picks up after the Roy Scheider character of Jaws and Jaws 2 has died of a heart attack. Lorraine Gary nicely reprises her role as the now-widowed Ellen Brody, living a peaceful…