Some Kind of Hero is yet another example of how Richard Pryor can take a mediocre film and elevate it to the level of his extraordinary talents.
Essentially a mild, de-sexed remake of the 1977 Brazilian art house hit Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, tale begins with Sally Field starting her life up again after the death, three years earlier…
Paul Schrader's reworking of the 1942 Val Lewton-Jacques Tourneur Cat People is a super-chic erotic horror story of mixed impact.
The second filmed record of the bi-annual Amnesty International fundraiser in London. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball is a thoroughly entertaining concert pic. As irreverent and clever as its…
Personal Best offers audiences a lot to like in solid characterizations, plus some shock that is a Robert Towne trademark. What they probably won't share, however, is his tedious fascination with…
Giro City is a British thriller which examines political corruption and media attitudes to the rot on its doorstep. Story involves a documentary filmmaker and a reporter who work for a successful TV…
Angel carries knockout power. A story of retribution set against the troubles in Northern Ireland which are kept way in the background, it's an impressive pic debut for director-scripter Neil Jordan.
Despite Jack Nicholson's multi-leveled performance, The Border is a surprisingly uninvolving film. Story of the personal and professional pressures on border patrol guard Nicholson, caught between…
Although the country in question is never named, the subject here is unequivocally that of US involvement in the 1973 military coup in Allende's Chile.
All poor Paul and Mary Bland want in life is enough money to buy their own restaurant in Valencia, California and call it Paul and Mary's Country Kitchen. But they have little hope of raising the…