In addition to his usual directorial skill and considerable choreographic experience, Herb Ross brings to Footloose an adult sensibility often lacking in troubled-teen pics.
If not for a somewhat murky and misanthropic ending, Against All Odds would stand as a well-engineered second-try at 1947's Out of the Past.
The Natural is an impeccably made, but quite strange, fable about success and failure in America. Robert Redford plays an aging rookie who takes the baseball world by storm in one season while…
There are plenty of laughs to be had in Sheena, but it's quite impossible to tell how many of them were intentional. Attempt to install this 1930s jungle heroine in the pantheon of the contempo…
Misunderstood, a somber and largely unsentimental study of a rift and ultimate reconciliation between father and son, is a 'remake and adaptation' of Luigi Comencini's 1967 Italian pic Incompreso.
Jessica Lange's pet project took a while to get produced, but it winds up firmly on the right track, with its basic theme of the classic struggle of the working man against the forces of government.
The Cotton Club certainly doesn't stint on ambition. Four stories [by William Kennedy, Francis Coppola, Mario Puzo, suggested by James Haskins' pictorial history The Cotton Club] thread through and…
Purple Hearts is a systematically simple love story set against the Vietnam War, with the action largely overwhelming the romantic time-outs.
Impulse is an ugly little picture that would play better as a comedy if it wasn't so mean-spirited. Picture preys on the premise that when people are allowed to act according to their impulses, they…
Bolero is all about Bo Derek's determination to lose her virginity after graduating from an English boarding school. Accompanied by friend Ana Obregon and family retainer George Kennedy, Bo ventures…
For music biz insiders, This Is Spinal Tap is a vastly amusing satire of heavy metal bands. Director Rob Reiner has cast himself as Marty DiBergi, a filmmaker intent upon covering the long-awaited…