Strong material has been wasted by inept filmmaking in Like Water for Chocolate. Sixth feature by Mexican actor-director Alfonso Arau (known to world audiences for roles in The Wild Bunch and…
Marking a departure for Aussie auteur Paul Cox, The Nun and the Bandit is adapted from a book and set in the primal Australian bush, far from the claustrophobic interiors of his earlier films. Cox…
Of note for Al Pacino's theatrical, virtuoso star turn as a blind ex-military officer who introduces a greenhorn to the things of life, Scent of a Woman indulgently stretches a modest conceit well…
Love Field is a sincere, not fully realized 1960s drama that is yet another variation on the 'where were you when you heard JFK was shot' theme.
First feature from Peter Chelsom goes straight for the heart with Hear My Song, an unabashedly romantic fantasy about a concert promoter (Adrian Dunbar), a seat-of-his-pants operator who's this close…
Back in the USSR is an amateurish adventure about the Russian underworld shot entirely in Moscow. This attempt to capitalize on perestroika stumbles over a weak script, wooden acting and inferior…
Floridly beautiful, shamelessly derivative and infused with an irreverent, sophisticated comic flair thanks to Robin Williams' vocal calisthenics, Aladdin represents the ultimate synthesis of…
A turn-off psycho-sexual thriller, Whispers in the Dark grows steadily more absurd by the reel until literally stumbling into the ocean at its climax.
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag is a clever premise that ends up being as bland as its put-upon title character.
Already called a British Big Chill, Kenneth Branagh's third feature is a sometimes funny, often cloying entertainment about old friends who experience a year's worth of crises in two days.
Shot independently in New York on a 17-day sked, this debut effort by a young black woman filmmaker is a crude but disturbing expose of teenage ignorance and denial about the facts of life on the…