The Sure Thing is at heart a sweetly old-fashioned look at the last lap of the coming-of-age ordeal in which the sure thing becomes less important than the real thing. Realization may not be earth…
Santa Claus is a film for children of all ages, but will probably skew best toward infancy or senility.
This is a farce, penned with wit and acted with appropriate deadpan honesty by all the principals. Picture a Russian ship docking in Liverpool. Two sailors go ashore for a night on the town, both…
The state of the nation's press and the evil antics of its secret services in the nuclear age are combined in this fast-paced thriller.
Territory is typical small town Steven Spielberg; this time set in a coastal community in Oregon. Story is told from the kids' point-of-view and takes a rather long time to be set in motion.
John Huston's Prizzi's Honor packs love, sex, and murder - and dark comedy - into a labyrinthine tale.
Over in the suburbs dwells quiet aerospace engineer Jeff Goldblum whose job is going nowhere while his wife goes too far with another man. Mulling all this over in the middle of the night, Goldblum…
Elements of City Limits fit it into the category of the post-holocaust pic, but the historical disaster is a plague which has wiped out an older generation. The young survive in a condition of…
Year of the Dragon [based on the novel by Robert Daley] is never as important as director Michael Cimino thinks it is, but there's a fair amount of solid action and gunplay, all set securely in the…
Volunteers is a very broad and mostly flat comedy [from a story by Keith Critchlow] about hijinx in the Peace Corps, circa 1962. Toplined Tom Hanks gets in a few good zingers as an upperclass snob…
Lightweight item is innocuous and well-intentioned but terribly feeble, another example of a decent idea yielding the least imaginative results conceivable.