Francesco Rosi, whose best films have been unadorned realistic dramas with socio-political topicality, hasn't even tried to stylize the frilled folklore of Bizet's opera on the screen. Instead we get…
Although it's said John Huston has wanted to film British author Malcolm Lowry's autobiographical masterpiece Under the Volcano for some 30 years, it was always a project fraught with difficulties.
Like the Merchant-Ivory-Jhabvala team's 1979 The Europeans, this is a classy adaptation of a Henry James novel.
At heart, Oxford Blues is really Rocky Goes to College. Though source material is M-G-M's 1938 Robert Taylor starrer, A Yank at Oxford, treatment is decidedly modern. Director-writer Robert Boris…
Ghost Busters is a lavishly produced ($32 million) but only intermittently impressive all-star comedy lampoon of supernatural horror films.
Canadian-born director Daniel Petrie had long cherished making a film about his early days in Nova Scotia. Bay Boy is the realization of that dream, but it's far from the pot of gold at the end of…
The River puts fundamental American values to the test in a society that has come unglued. Stripped down to the bare essentials few people actually ever come into contact with, pic remains a rather…
Touchstone Films takes the plunge with surprisingly charming mermaid yarn notable for winning suspension of disbelief and fetching by-play between Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks.
A lacerating, emotionally exhausting drama about a marriage breakup, My First Wife manages to breathe new life into familiar material.
Film [from a screen story by David Loughery] centers on 'dreamlinking', the psychic projection of one person's consciousness into a sleeping person's subconscious, or his dreams. If that sounds…
The Pope of Greenwich Village, set in Manhattan's Italian community, is a near-miss in its transition from novel [by Vincent Patrick] to film, setting forth an offbeat slice-of-life tale of…