In what story there is, amiable Hoyt Axton comes across a mysterious creature in Chinatown and takes it home as a Christmas present for his likable teenage son, Zach Galligan. With the gift, he…
Beverly Hills Cop is more cop show than comedy riot. Expectations that Eddie Murphy's street brand of rebelliousness would devastate staid and glittery Beverly Hills are not entirely met in a film…
A handsome historical homage to the proprieties and values of pre-First World War landed aristocracy in England, The Shooting Party revolves around a holiday spent on an estate in 1913, as an era…
Star Trek III is an emotionally satisfying science fiction adventure. Dovetailing neatly with the previous entry in the popular series Star Trek II, film centers upon a quest to seemingly bring Spock…
Night of the Comet is a successful pastiche of numerous science fiction films, executed with an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek flair that compensates for its absence in originality.
Dune is a huge, hollow, imaginative and cold sci-fi epic. Visually unique and teeming with incident, David Lynch's film holds the interest due to its abundant surface attractions but won't, of its…
John G. Avildsen is back in the Rocky ring with The Karate Kid. More precisely, it is a Rocky for kids.
Simple-minded romp about a group of freshmen outcasts doesn't qualify for the dean's list, but Revenge of the Nerds shows more than enough smarts to deserve passing grades.
John Cassavetes' Love Streams shapes up as one of the filmmaker's best, both artistically and commercially, in some time, emotionally potent, technically assured and often brilliantly insightful.
Francesco Rosi, whose best films have been unadorned realistic dramas with socio-political topicality, hasn't even tried to stylize the frilled folklore of Bizet's opera on the screen. Instead we get…
Although it's said John Huston has wanted to film British author Malcolm Lowry's autobiographical masterpiece Under the Volcano for some 30 years, it was always a project fraught with difficulties.