Mild and meek, Short Circuit 2 has an uncomplicated sweetness as a successful followup to the original robot kiddie comedy.
Though its credibility is undermined by a fanciful ending, Mississippi Burning captures much of the truth in its telling of the impact of a 1964 FBI probe into the murders of three civil rights…
In his film directing debut, Sam Shepard forsakes the fevered elliptical prose flights of his plays, for a straightforward approach of surprising flatness and sentimentality that never gets airborne…
Big Top Pee-wee again demonstrates that Peewee Herman is one very strange screen personality; he previously scored with his 1985 feature debut, Pee-wee's Big Adventure.
Kernel of a decent story [by Stephen Volk], of an evil woman (Joanna Pacula) who passes on her powers via a kiss, is never fleshed out in the script. If the setups were hokier, they might have been…
Red Heat [from a screen story by Walter Hill] has earned a place in the history books as the first entirely American-produced film to have been permitted to lens in the USSR, even if location work…
Iron Eagle II nervily tries to update the formula [of the 1986 original]. Plot meanders and fails to really fire its engines until deep into the story.
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…