The poorly scripted would-be thriller Far From Home is of note only as a transition film to adult roles for child actress Drew Barrymore.
Since this is a Ridley Scott film, Black Rain is about 90% atmosphere and 10% story. But what atmosphere! This gripping crime thriller about hardboiled NY cop Michael Douglas tracking a yakuza hood…
What Michael Douglas does to the fish at Kathleen Turner's dinner party in War of the Roses, director Danny DeVito does to the audience. Piddling notions of humor are the least of this misanthropic…
This handsome historical pageant attempts to tell the 'true story' behind one of history's most famous romances, that of 12th-century French philosopher Pierre Abelard and his beloved Heloise which…
An ambitious, keenly observed, and often very funny look at one of life's most daunting passages, Parenthood's masterstroke is that it covers the range of the family experience, offering the points…
As a hotshot go-getter in the British equivalent of Madison Avenue, Richard E. Grant is having a problem coming up with an original campaign for a pimple cream and the pressure is on from the client…
Dealers though well produced, is a less than enthralling pic about a yuppie high-flyer and his glamorous mistress.
Described by its producer as 'very loosely based on some of the ideas' in the eponymous 1955 movie about convicts on the lam, We're No Angels is precisely about a pair of jailbirds on the run. The…
Smartly written, sharply played and directed at a cracking pace that never sacrifices clarity for speed, The Package is an enormously satisfying political thriller.
A dark and gleeful revenge saga set in a world of unfaithful husbands and unfair standards of beauty, She-Devil [from Fay Weldon's novel The Life and Loves of a She Devil] offers a unique heroine in…