Awash in sentimentality and manic energy but only occasionally bubbling over with high humor, A League of Their Ownhits about .250 with a few RBI but more than its share of strikeouts.
All Ridley Scott's vaunted visuals can't transform 1492 from a lumbering, one-dimensional historical fresco into the complex, ambiguous character study that it strives to be.
A dramatization of the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case unlike any before it, Swoon is a studied, ultra-arty look at a notorious crime as seen through a thick filter of sexual politics.
They should have filmed the pitch meeting for this project: 'Hey, guys, I found a story I bet nobody's ever thought of making: How about a movie on the 1899 New York newsboys' strike? Robert Duvall's…
A charming comedy about contempo L.A. life, Inside Monkey Zetterland is infused with a sophisticated gay sensibility. Although pic is populated by gay and lesbian characters, its broad canvas…
Told from the perspective of a 12-year-old boy, this earnest, languid drama [from a novella by Scott Sommer] might have worked if it weren't so painfully obvious and slow.
Although it exists primarily to send an audience into a bloodthirsty frenzy, and has major credibility problems in the bargain, Unlawful Entry still works as an effective victimization thriller.
Bryce Courtenay's South African coming-of-age novel is brought to the screen with mixed success in this lushly mounted production. On the one hand a captivating and inspiring tale of a boy's journey…
An old-fashioned women's picture that could pass for a television movie except for its lavish trappings, this oddly titled melodrama [from Susan Isaac's novel] turns out to be little more than a big…
Reality programming meets Henry . . . Portrait of a Serial Killer in Man Bites Dog, an offbeat, darkly hilarious portrait of a freelance hit man whose every move is recorded by a documentary film…
Fast-moving, splendidly trashy mobster yarn dishes up the genre goods with grindhouse glee. Pic is the top-rouble half of two back-to-backers lensed in Russia, with similar casts and crews and…