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]…
This black comedy about terminal cancer patients escaping for one last fling stares death in the face and laughs, but takes too long to get to the punch line.
Covering the first 30 days of attempted recovery by middle-class cocaine addict Michael Keaton, Sober is sobering indeed, perhaps too grim.
Perhaps trying to break his image as the most conscientiously nice guy of the latter half of the 20th century, Alan Alda has tried to give himself an edge in A New Life. As the newly divorced Steve…
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…
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…
Rebecca DeMornay and Mary Gross are FBI academy trainees in a buddy picture that plays more like a biddy picture. There isn't a fresh idea or a new one-liner in all of the script, an anthology of…
In taking on a biopic of late jazz great Charlie Parker, Clint Eastwood has had to chart bold new territory for himself as a director, and he has pulled it off in most impressive fashion.