Frantic is a thriller without much surprise, suspense or excitement. Drama about an American doctor's desperate search for his kidnapped wife through the demi-monde of Paris reveals director Roman…
Clinton and Nadine are the lead couple who muddle through a murder mystery tale linked to illicit Contra fundraising.
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…
Judgement in Berlin, about an atypical defection that occurred in West Berlin in the late 1970s, is a quality production made on a tight budget but with obvious care and commitment, avoiding…
A scandalous, often-censored literary sensation for two centuries and a highbrow international theatrical hit, Les Liaisons Dangereuses has been turned into a good but incompletely realized film.
Overly long by 15 minutes and very contrived, 'Arthur 2 On the Rocks' is not as classy a farce as the original, but still manages to be an amusing romp for most of its length.
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.
A low-budget drama about Welsh hill farmers may not sound broadly appealing, but Andrew Grieve's On the Black Hill is a remarkably moving and entertaining film [from the novel by Bruce Chatwin]…