Misery is a very obvious and very commercial gothic thriller, a functional adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller.
Hidden Agenda is a hard-hitting attack on allegedly ruthless methods of the British police in Northern Ireland. Pic is set in 1982, and seems inspired by the notorious Stalker case. Stalker was a…
This enjoyable supernatural thriller is set in the fundamentalist society of crumbling industrial towns where folks have a deep-rooted faith in the spiritualist movement. Pic opens with journalist…
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Clint Eastwood's film isn't an African adventure epic, as those unaware of Peter Viertel's 1953 book may surmise from the title. It's an intelligent, affectionate study of an obsessive American film…
The Fourth War is a well-made Cold War thriller about private battling that might escalate out of control. Opening title sets the tale in November 1988 on the border of Czechoslovakia and East…
While the film doesn't achieve the same thrills of the final 45 minutes of "Predator" in terms of overall excitement, it outdoes its first safari in start-to-finish hysteria. The real star is the…
Dan Aykroyd's dexterous multipersonality schtick is the only redeeming feature of this chase-heavy comedy, up on the homevid heap.
Frankenhooker is a grisly, grotesque horror comedy recommended only for the stout of heart and strong of stomach.
Though it looks ravishing, Warren Beatty's longtime pet project is a curiously remote, uninvolving film. Beatty and his collaborators have created a boldly stylized 1930s urban milieu that captures…
Spectacular action sequences and engaging perfs by Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr make this big-budgeter entertaining and provocative.
Estimates of the cost of this futuristic extravaganza range from $60 to $70 million making it one of the most expensive pics ever made. There are gargantuan sets repping Mars and a futuristic Earth…