With The Last Starfighter, director Nick Castle and writer Jonathan Betuel have done something so simple it's almost awe-inspiring: they've taken a very human story and accented it with sci-fi…
Living alone with her cat, Kathleen Turner writes romantic novels and cries over the outcome, assuring friend Holland Taylor that one day the writer's life will pick up for real.
The first American feature film by Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, Maria's Lovers is a turbulent, quite particularized period romance about the sometime lack of synchronization of love and sex.
City Heat is an amiable but decidedly lukewarm confection geared entirely around the two star turns.
Don Owen's Unfinished Business continues the story the filmmaker began in Nobody Waved Goodbye , a ground-breaking Canadian feature. Sequel picks up with the original young couple, now…
John Sayles takes a turn toward offbeat fantasy in The Brother from Another Planet, a vastly amusing but progressively erratic look at the Harlem adventures of an alien, a black E.T.
Places in the Heart is a loving, reflective homage to his hometown by writer-director Robert Benton. Flawlessly crafted, Benton creates a full tapestry of life in Waxahachie, Texas circa 1935, but…
One of the main points of Greystoke is that the $33 million pic adheres much more closely to the original Edgar Rice Burroughs story than have the countless previous screen tellings of Tarzan stories.
Belying the lightheartedness of its title, Birdy is a heavy adult drama about best friends and the after-effects of war, but it takes too long to live up to its ambitious premise.
This astringent, sardonically funny thriller is only the second theatrical feature for director Stephen Frears since Gumshoe (1971). Frears and writer Peter Prince have taken a potentially familiar…
Director Chris Cain, in only his second feature, draws a remarkably restrained and moving performance from debuting child actor Jason Presson, who plays central role of a 12-year-old brother who…