Story setup has down-on-their-luck New Yorkers Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder deciding to blow the city for what they think are the promising shores of California. Driving cross-country they land in a…
The Abbott and Costello of gaydom are back with new limp-wristed adventures. But the very title gives you an idea of the singular lack of effort that's gone into its packaging. Ironically, though the…
Film is blessed with a spare, intriguing script by Yank John Guare, which always skirts impending cliches and predictability by finding unusual facets in his characters and their actions.
Though it's marred by an overly melodramatic and dubious finale, The Idolmaker is an unusally compelling film about the music business in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It shows how teen idols were…
Borrowing shamelessly from Carrie and any number of gruesome exploitationers pic [from a story by Robert Gunza Jr] manages to score a few horrific points amid a number of sagging moments.
Since producer-director Robert Altman completed production [18 months ago, in early 1979] of this arch look at a Florida health foods bash, the pic has gradually been stigmatized in the trade as the…
Edgy tale [from a story by Phoebe and Robert Kaylor and Robbie Robertson] of three born outsiders living on a tightrope vividly recalls, both in style and content, the doom-laden films noir of the…
The Competition is a disappointment. Writer-director Joel Oliansky's glibly cynical view of the performing world and his dreary character portraits are matched in clumsiness by his ugly visual style…
Murder by Decree is probably the best Sherlock Holmes film since the inimitable pairing of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in the 1940s series at Universal.
In Caddyshack's unabashed bid for the mammoth audience which responded to the anti-establishment outrageousness of National Lampoon's Animal House, this vaguely likable, too-tame comedy falls short…
With everything to work with, director Stanley Kubrick has teamed with jumpy Jack Nicholson to destroy all that was so terrifying about Stephen King's bestseller.