Filmmakers Sean S. Cunningham and Steve Miner scored hits with several simple Friday the 13th films but tackle a more complex story here with embarrassing results. Cornball script [from a story by…
The first of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical trilogy, Brighton Beach bowed in Los Angeles in late 1982 and opened in New York in March, 1983.
In Under the Cherry Moon, Prince tries to direct too, giving himself a lot of closeups kissing but hardly any of him singing. What is left is a trite story about a rich girl and a poor musician…
Stand by Me falls somewhat short of being a firstrate 'small' picture about adventurous small-town adolescent boys, although director Rob Reiner is to be lauded for coming close. Formerly titled The…
The couple at the center of this wide and wayward romantic thriller are about as odd as you could find anywhere. George (Bob Hoskins), short in stature as well as intellect, is just out of prison…
Ferris Bueller exhibits John Hughes on an off day. Paucity of invention here lays bare the total absence of plot or involving situations.
A charming but unduly lightweight film, A Great Wall humorously accentuates the many cultural differences between the two giant nations of the US and China, but goes out of its way to avoid dealing…
Troll is a predictable, dim-witted premise executed for the most part with surprising style. Horror fantasy of a universe of trolls taking over a San Francisco apartment house is far-fetched even for…
The Money Pit is simply the pits. Shortly after the starring couple has bought a beautiful old house which quickly shows itself to be at the point of total disrepair, Tom Hanks says to Shelley Long…
Set in dead of winter in Chicago, Running Scared is an ultra-hip cop picture, shot in gritty style by Peter Hyams, that plays like a combination of Beverly Hills Cop and Hill Street Blues.
With its emphasis on youthful idealism despoiled by treacherous, manipulative adults, Lady Jane emerges as a tragic historical romance tinged with a strong 1960s feeling.