Brian De Palma's modest-budget ($11 million) thriller Raising Cain is a superficial, often risible, exercise in pure aesthetics. As a showcase for John Lithgow's acting talents and a visual tour de…
Steve Martin gives a showy but sober performance as a phony faith healer in Leap of Faith, well-made but muddled in its aims.
A shake 'n' bake mixture of virtually every toon genre going, Fred die As F.R.0.7. makes up in energy what it lacks in originality.
Shot in CinemaScope with an international B-movie cast playing foreigners at the ends of their ropes in the Brazilian jungle, Amazon plays like a dualer that might have been made in the 1960s by Sam…
Venice/Venice represents the definition of a vanity production. Sliding way over the line between personal cinema and egotism, Henry Jaglom's ninth feature lacks either the colorful characters or…
Despite Haxell Wexler's alluring lensing, this thinly dramatized, overly episodic Babe Ruth biopic resembles a telepic that has lost its way onto the big screen.
Jim Jarmusch's existential comedy Night on Earth is an easy-to-take followup to his previous pic Mystery Train. Beginning with an outer-space shot gradually zeroing in on planet Earth, the director…
Into the West is a likable but modest pic about two Dublin moppets who take to the hills on a beautiful white stallion. Scripter Jim Sheridan, whose My Left Foot and The Field showed outsiders coping…
Mordant, daring and way, way out there, Death Becomes Her is a very dark comedy yielding far more strange fascination than outright laughs. Robert Zemeckis' stretch of state-of-the-art special…
Adapted from a novel [Chen Yuanbin's The Wan Family's Lawsuit/Wan jia susong] set in rural China, The Story of Qiu Ju marks Chinese director Zhang Yimou's first contempo story, and as such lacks the…