John Pielmeier penned the screenplay from his own 1982 play about a young nun who is found to have given birth and then strangled the baby at an isolated convent. A psychiatrist, played by Jane…
One of New Zealand's top directors, Geoff Murphy has taken a man-alone theme and turned it imaginatively to strong and refreshing effect in The Quiet Earth.
Sylvester Stallone is really sloughing it off shamelessly in Rocky IV, but it's still impossible not to root for old Rocky Balboa to get up off the canvas and whup that bully one more time.
The Official Story is a thought-provoking, indirect yet resolute approach to the greatest Argentine tragedy of the century: the degeneration into secret genocide of the so-called 'dirty war' against…
Day of the Dead is an unsatisfying part three in George A. Romero's zombie saga.
All the way through The Falcon and the Snowman director John Schlesinger and an exemplary cast grapple with a true story so oddly motivated it would be easily dismissed if fictional.
Director Maurice Pialat subverts the mainstream thriller genre for a personal film that deliberately works against conventional expectations. Gaumont sank a reported FF25 million (nearly $3 million)…
Customers led to expect a werewolf pic in the tradition of Joe Dante's invigorating The Howling are in for a disappointment; this is a generally lackluster horror item [based on the novel Howling II…
Big in scope, and emotionally stimulating, this Australian pic about the doomed 1860 expedition of explorers Burke and Wills to cross the continent and back, is satisfying entertainment despite its…
Taking aim squarely at the popular theme of the working man's struggle against the in- equities in the system, Turk 182!, a cleverly conceived story [by James Gregory Kingston] of a mystery rebel in…
Clearly the coal miner's daughter's cousin by both birthright and ambition, Sweet Dreams upholds the family honor quite well, with Jessica Lange's portrayal of country singer Patsy Cline certainly…