Watching Oliver Stone's Wall Street is about as wordy and dreary as reading the financial papers accounts of the rise and fall of an Ivan Boesky-type arbitrageur.
Art imitates art - and not very well - in Peter Yates' gimmicky suspense drama sabotaged by a flimsy script full of cliches. Dennis Quaid valiantly struggles to breathe life into the matter, but…
Outrageous Fortune is well crafted, old-fashioned entertainment that takes some conventional elements, shines them up and repackages them as something new and contemporary. It's a traditional male…
Essentially a collection of sweetly autobiographical anecdotes of English family life during World War II.
Bill Douglas has an eye for fresh detail, the rituals of rural life, and the dignity of countryfolk. Rarely before have the poverty, the pains and the pleasures, the oppressiveness of the work…
The Untouchables is a beautifully crafted portrait of Prohibition-era Chicago.
Following his disastrous, hubris-drenched fling as a leading man in the non-musical, glossy b&w fantasy Under the Cherry Moon, Prince Rogers Nelson of Minneapolis wisely has returned with a…
The taxing woman of the title is that in two respects. First of all, she is a tax inspector, and a most dedicated one, but she is also taxing, since she never tires or lets go of her prey, once she…
Well-produced and directd with an eye to documentary-like realism and authenticity, pic centers upon a military undertaking of familiar futility during the Vietnam War. It follows a squad of 14…
Isak Dinesen's most widely read work, next to Out of Africa, is the short novel Babette's Feast, a rousing yarn of delicate philosophical overtones about a French female chef de cuisine of five-star…