For a pic about sex, Personal Services is remarkably unerotic. It deals with society's two-faced attitude to sex-for-sale in a humorous but essentially sad way, and is excellently acted and directed…
Unrelentingly bleak, Ironweed is a film without an audience and no reason for being except its own self-importance. It's an event picture without the event. Whatever joy or redemption William Kennedy…
It's a risky business getting close to Charles Bronson. His wife, daughter and friends have been blown away in the first three installments of Death Wish. Now the vigilante is back to revenge the…
"Throw Momma from the Train" is a fun and delightfully venal comedy. Very clever and engaging from beginning to end, pic builds on the notion that nearly everyone - at least once in life - has the…
Mel Brooks will do anything for a laugh. Unfortunately, what he does in Spaceballs, a misguided parody of the Star Wars adventures, isn't very funny.
Near Dark achieves a new look in vampire films. High-powered but pared down, slick but spare, this is a tale that introduces the unearthly into the banality of rural American existence.
Heaven represents an exercise in frivolous metaphysics, an engagingly light-hearted but ultimately light-headed inquiry into the nature of paradise. Diane Keaton's feature directorial debut is a…
Beverly Hills Cop II is a noisy, numbing, unimaginative, heartless remake of the original film.
Based on William Goldman's novel, this is a post-modern fairy tale that challenges and affirms the conventions of a genre that may not be flexible enough to support such horseplay.
RoboCop is a comic book movie that's definitely not for kids. The welding of extreme violence with four-letter words is tempered with gut-level humor and technical wizardry.
The Children's Crusade of the 12th century is the subject of Franklin J. Schaffner's Lionheart, a flaccid, limp kiddie adventure yarn with little of its intended grand epic sweep realized. Based…