Success of the lowbudget Chain Saw in 1974 spawned a generation of splatter films which largely have lost the power to shock and entertain. Not so Chain Saw 2. Director Tobe Hooper is back on the…
Short Circuit is a hip, sexless sci-fi sendup featuring a Defense Dept robot who comes 'alive' to become a pop-talking peacenik.
Manhunter is an unpleasantly gripping thriller that rubs one's nose in a sick criminal mentality for two hours.
Playwright William Mastrosimone adapted his 1982 off-Broadway work for the screen, but it seems to be director Robert M. Young who is responsible for virtually exploiting cinema's power to propel the…
Blake Edward's obsession with the slapstick comedy genre has produced some all-time comedy classics and some best-forgotten clinkers. A Fine Mess belongs in the latter category.
Ken Cameron's third feature, The Good Wife is a classy romantic drama set in the small Australian country town of Corrimandel in 1939. Rachel Ward toplines as the eponymous wife who's bored with her…
Comic book crime meller suffers from an irredeemably awful script, and even director John Irvin's engaging sense of how absurd the proceedings are can't work an alchemist's magic.
Jumpin' Jack Flash is not a gas, it's a bore. A weak idea and muddled plot poorly executed not surprisingly results in a tedious film with only a few brief comic interludes from Whoopi Goldberg to…
Thoughtfully cast, superbly acted and masterfully written and directed, Crimes of the Heart is a winner. Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek are a delight in their roles as southern sisters…
Where the River Runs Black is a beautifully simple film that celebrates an innocent boy's peaceful co-existence with nature while subtly despairing about man's abuse of it.