In taking on a biopic of late jazz great Charlie Parker, Clint Eastwood has had to chart bold new territory for himself as a director, and he has pulled it off in most impressive fashion.
The Laser Man is a quirky, cross-cultural, high-tech comedy about serious matters from Peter Wang, who made an impression with A Great Wall. Self-consciously implausible story concerning the…
Billed as a comedy/horror flick, Return of the Living Dead Part II is neither scary nor funny and adds salt in the wound with an obnoxious soundtrack of grating rock music.
A stylish frothy 'light read' of a film, La Lectrice recounts the adventures of a young woman who rents her services as a professional reader to bourgeois clients ill-disposed to doing their own…
A scandalous, often-censored literary sensation for two centuries and a highbrow international theatrical hit, Les Liaisons Dangereuses has been turned into a good but incompletely realized film.
Peter Ustinov hams his way through Appointment with Death one more time as ace Belgian detective 'Hercuool Pwarow,' but neither he nor glitz can lift the pic from an impression of little more than a…
A lethal contemporary game of Cowboys and Indians is played out in this revisionist western whose thesis is that, deep down, old hatreds never die. British director Franc Roddam comes down firmly on…
A great B-movie with an A-pic budget, the Blob is back with a vengeance. Updated [from the 1958 original] with awesome, no-expense-spared special effects and a feisty female hero, horrific outing…
Patty Hearst puts forth much less than its pretensions. Frequently wrapped in surrealistic stylization, film manages only to tell Hearst's side of her kidnapping ordeal.
Heart of Midnight is a twisted little sadomasochistic outing [from a screen story by Matthew Chapman and Everett De Roche] whose plot centers on Carol Rivers (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a young woman…
Covering the first 30 days of attempted recovery by middle-class cocaine addict Michael Keaton, Sober is sobering indeed, perhaps too grim.