Fine scripting and cohesive playing by a trio of female leads give quality clout to "A Gift From Heaven," an affecting, nuanced chamber drama of conflicting passions set in the North Carolina boonies…
Universal has a horse with a flat tire in "The Cowboy Way," which isn't funny enough to be a comedy or exciting enough to galvanize action fans. Toss in a plot shot full of holes, and this modern…
What looks like "Stripes" in its TV campaign actually has more in common with "Dead Poets Society" or even "To Sir With Love," featuring Danny DeVito as the reluctant teacher of eight…
Serving as both adapter of Don DeLillo's acclaimed novel and director, Steppenwolf ensemble member John Malkovich has delivered what amounts to a stillborn new play.
Co-producer, Mary Eilts. Directed by Michael Kennedy. Screenplay, Troy Bolotnick, Barry Victor. Camera (color), Curtis Petersen; editor, Gary Zubeck; music, George Blondheim; production design, Brent…
Although it strives to appear fraught with meaning, "Happiness Is No Joke" is a prolonged and morose shaggy-dog story.
Eight hours in the life of Lisbon are idiosyncratically chronicled in "Three Palm Trees." Making a commanding palette of the city, director Joao Botelho offers a visually seductive series of loosely…
The barren lives of members of an urban Maori family are rigorously exposed in this rugged and painful picture, based on Alan Duff's novel, which was a Kiwi bestseller. Though the film has opened…
Lofty, poetic and strewn with arcane symbolism, Portuguese director Pedro Costa's sophomore feature, "Down to Earth," flies in the face of its English-language title. Beautifully crafted and…