An excessively morbid and unsubtle second remake of the 1949 film noir classic, D.O.A. remains unbelievable and unappealing despite a barnstorming central performance by Dennis Quaid.
A remake in name only of his first feature, made 32 years earlier, Roger Vadim's new film is considerably more legitimate dramatically than one might expect.
Affecting memories and good intentions don't always add up to good screen stories, and such is the case in 1969, one of the murkiest reflections on the Vietnam War era yet, notwithstanding good…
Nicolas Cage is Peter Loew, a New York literary agent who works hard and plays hard. Only indication that all is not OK are his sessions with his shrink (Elizabeth Ashley). One night his latest…
The Accused is a dry case study of a rape incident whose only impact comes from the sobering crime itself, not the dramatic treatment.
Off Limits is a well-crafted story that explores the underbelly of 1968 Saigon well enough as two undercover detectives (Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines) go about to solve a string of prostitute murders…
Hanna Senesh, a talented poet and a martyr who died in a Hungarian jail in 1944, before her 24th birthday, is a mythical figure in Israel, a symbol of gentle but determined heroism. In Menahem…
Child's Play is a near-miss at providing horrific thrills in a tale [by Don Mancini] of a doll come to murderous life, told with a knowing tongue-in-cheek attitude. Fun withers in stretching the thin…
One of the oddest and most illogical murder cases of modern times is recounted in intimate, incredible detail in the classy, disturbing drama A Cry in the Dark [from John Bryson's Book Evil Angels].
Errol Morris' The Thin Blue Line constitutes a mesmerizing reconstruction and investigation of a senseless murder. It employs strikingly original formal devices to pull together diverse interviews…
Everybody, including the audience, gets a good workout in Shoot to Kill, a rugged, involving manhunt adventure [story by Harv Zimmel] in which a criminal leads his pursuers over what is perhaps the…