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…
David Mamet's Things Change is a dry, funny and extremely intelligent comedy about an innocent mistaken for a Mafia don.
For all the sadness and loss in Stealing Home, the story of how a privileged boy's love for playing baseball is gone with the sudden death of his father, the film remains too remote emotionally to…
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Paul Mazursky's elaborate farce [from a story by Charles G. Booth] about the actor as imposter (here posing as dictator of the mythical Latin nation Parador) has moments of true hilarity emerging…
Frantic is a thriller without much surprise, suspense or excitement. Drama about an American doctor's desperate search for his kidnapped wife through the demi-monde of Paris reveals director Roman…
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.
The Laser Man is a quirky, cross-cultural, high-tech comedy about serious matters from Peter Wang, who made an impression with A Great Wall. Self-consciously implausible story concerning the…
Billed as a comedy/horror flick, Return of the Living Dead Part II is neither scary nor funny and adds salt in the wound with an obnoxious soundtrack of grating rock music.
A stylish frothy 'light read' of a film, La Lectrice recounts the adventures of a young woman who rents her services as a professional reader to bourgeois clients ill-disposed to doing their own…
A scandalous, often-censored literary sensation for two centuries and a highbrow international theatrical hit, Les Liaisons Dangereuses has been turned into a good but incompletely realized film.
Peter Ustinov hams his way through Appointment with Death one more time as ace Belgian detective 'Hercuool Pwarow,' but neither he nor glitz can lift the pic from an impression of little more than a…