Ken Loach's Looks and Smiles is a somber but dramatically right tale of teenagers running into unemployment and broken families in a northern industrial town. The three protagonists are played by…
A top quality production about the struggle between two sisters for custody of an eight-year-old boy, their nephew, Careful He Might Hear You is a completely involving emotional experience.
Based on a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Yentl tells the tale of a young Eastern European woman, circa 1904, who disguises herself as a boy in order to pursue her passion for studying holy…
The First Time is a mild but entertaining first feature by writer-director Charlie Loventhal and producer Sam Irvin, former assistants to Brian De Palma. Dealing fictionally with Loventhal's…
As Jean-Luc Godard used contemplation of classical paintings to counterpoint calmly the fragmented cinematic prose-poetry style of his previous Passion, in First Name: Carmen he intersperses the main…
There's enough menace and romance in Gorky Park to appeal to many, especially those helped by the memory of Martin Cruz Smith's successful novel.
Amityville 3-D proudly announces that it is not a sequel to The Amityville Horror or Amityville II. Even so, there is hardly anything original about the picture. A new cast of characters and the…
Trading Places is a light romp geared up by the schtick shifted by Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. Happily, it's a pleasure to report also that even those two popular young comics couldn't have brought…
Superman III emerges as a surprisingly soft-cored disappointment. Putting its emphasis on broad comedy at the expense of ingenious plotting and technical wizardry, it has virtually none of the mythic…
Gross, silly, caustic, tasteless and obnoxious are all adjectives that alternately apply to Monty Python's The Meaning of Life though probably the most appropriate description would simply be funny.
; Editor die and the Cruisers is a mish-mash of a film, combining elements of the ongoing nostalgia for rock music of previous decades with an unworkable and laughable mystery plotline.