Plainly put, Alien is an old-fashioned scary movie set in a highly realistic sci-fi future, made all the more believable by expert technical craftmanship. Picture isn't quite good enough to be a…
Jim Henson, Muppet originator, and Frank Oz, creative consultant, have abandoned the successful format of their vidshow, and inserted their creations into a well-crafted combo of musical comedy and…
Set in 1963, when rival image-cults among young Britishers led to a wave of crowd-fights in normally staid seaside resorts, the picture [based on the record album Quadrophenia by Pete Townshend]…
Considering that the escape itself from rock-bound Alcatraz prison consumes only the film's final half-hour, screenwriter Richard Tuggle [adapting the book by J. Campbell Bruce] and director Don…
The Electric Horseman is a moderately entertaining film, but no screen magic from Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. The pic is overlong, talky and diffused.
Middle Age Spread centres on Colin (Grant Tilly), a college teacher whose promotion to principal coincides with a number of personal crises.
At times genuinely affecting, at others patently manipulative, Boardwalk is a small, well-wrought feature that centers on the efforts of an elderly Jewish couple to survive the barrenness and dangers…
Despite an uneasy blend of nostalgia and violence, The Wanderers is a well-made and impressive film. Philip Kaufman, who also co-scripted with his wife, Rose [from the novel by Richard Price], has…
Although almost everything that happens on screen is done with considerable style and a morbid sense of humor, lack of overall point ultimately sinks the picture.
The storm blows fiercely but the love story doesn't match its power in Hurricane. Dino De Laurentiis' epic reportedly delivered with a $22 million negative cost.
Billed as 'an imaginary solution to an authentic mystery', Kathleen Tynan's original story fills in the gaps of Agatha Christie's well-publicized disappearance in 1926.