This is a highly commercial, overblown but entertaining followup to the 1986 attraction that broke boxoffice records and reaffirmed the gangster genre's popularity in Cantonese cinema.
The Fourth Protocol is a decidedly contempo thriller, a tale of vying masterspies and a chase to head off a nuclear disaster. Its edge is a fine aura of realism.
For a pic about sex, Personal Services is remarkably unerotic. It deals with society's two-faced attitude to sex-for-sale in a humorous but essentially sad way, and is excellently acted and directed…
Unrelentingly bleak, Ironweed is a film without an audience and no reason for being except its own self-importance. It's an event picture without the event. Whatever joy or redemption William Kennedy…
It's a risky business getting close to Charles Bronson. His wife, daughter and friends have been blown away in the first three installments of Death Wish. Now the vigilante is back to revenge the…
"Platoon" is an intense but artistically distanced study of infantry life during the Vietnam War. Writer-director Oliver Stone seeks to immerse the audience totally in the nightmare of the United…
September domestic film box office jumped nearly 11 % from last year’s depressed level. This was expected, due to several strong Summer holdover hits. Climaxing the period was the excellent opening…
Twist to the backstage yarn places it in Hollywood at the 20th-Fox studio and the settings advantageously capture a showbiz flavor that lends credibility. Old formula of the story could have been…
Daffy Duck will be pleased to hear he didn't miss any career opportunities when he wasn't chosen to star in "Howard the Duck," although producers certainly could have benefited from his talents.
The Boy Who Could Fly is a well-intentioned film that deals with mental illness, suicide and other weighty subjects and their effects on children in a general and understanding way.
Roman Polanski's Pirates is a decidedly underwhelming comedy adventure adding up to a major disappointment.