This predictable crowd-pleaser is at heart a two-hanky affair, a mix of childish gags and shameless melodrama.
Convincing only in its sweet and dazzling musical sequences, this overly sincere effort otherwise misses its mark. Counteracting the negative black stereotyping he lampooned in his directorial debut…
Calder Willingham's memoir [novel] of the South, Rambling Rose is a funny and moving tale of an oversexed young woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
Jodie Foster makes an appealing, if modest, directorial debut with Little Man Tate. Scott Frank (Dead Again) penned this nicely observed tale of a year in the life of a seven-year-old genius.
Miles ahead of the average teen film, Flirting is a most agreeable sequel to John Duigan's earlier pic The Year My Voice Broke. The new film doesn't pack the emotional wallop of the first, but it…
A melancholy and intimate gangster saga about a romantic dreamer with fatal flaws, Bugsy emerges as a smooth, safe portrait of a volatile, dangerous character. An absorbing narrative flow and a…
True Colors represents a cloyingly schematic attempt to portray the political and moral bankruptcy of the 1980s in a neat little package. Pic condemns but doesn't begin to analyze the corrupted…
In his directorial debut, Bud Cort attempts to recapture some of the eccentric appeal of his 1971 starrer Harold and Maude but he's picked the wrong story and treated it far too seriously.
A lower-key Marty for the 1990s, Only the Lonely is a charming and well-observed romantic comedy about a single Chicago cop (John Candy) trying to break free from his smothering Irish mom (Maureen…
The jungle is decidedly present but the fever is notably missing in Spike Lee's exploration of racial tensions in urban America. Lee tackles the subject of interracial romance from the unavoidable…
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead starts with an enjoyable, if crude, black comedy situation promised by the title, but then it turns into an incredibly dumb teenage girl's fantasy of making it in…