A mild little caper comedy with plenty of sociological overtones, Crackers comes as a letdown from director Louis Malle. With a flimsy plot that is perhaps rightly treated in a throwaway manner, film…
The Flamingo Kid, set in 1963, sports the amusing trappings connected with 18-year-old Matt Dillon working for a summer at the El Flamingo Beach Club in Far Rockaway, NY. At its heart, though, story…
Racing with the Moon is a sweet, likable film that doesn't contain the usual commercial elements normally expected these days in youth pics. Working in a more straightforward, serious mode, Richard…
Irreconcilable Differences begins strongly as a human comedy about a nine-year-old who decides to take legal action to divorce her parents. Unfortunately, this premise is soon jettisoned for a rather…
Breakin' is the first feature film entirely devoted to the breakdancing craze.
Tightrope sees Clint Eastwood comfortably in the role of a big city homicide cop, but also as a vulnerable, hunted man, a deserted husband, father of two daughters, a man whose taste for seamy sex…
With all the heartwarming heroics to choose from on the homefront in World War II, Swing Shift tries instead to twist some consequence out of a tawdry adulterous tryst by a couple of self-centered…
The tale of friendship between two young girls of widely different social backgrounds, Old Enough has just the right balance of humor and insight to connect with audiences.
In addition to his usual directorial skill and considerable choreographic experience, Herb Ross brings to Footloose an adult sensibility often lacking in troubled-teen pics.
If not for a somewhat murky and misanthropic ending, Against All Odds would stand as a well-engineered second-try at 1947's Out of the Past.
The Natural is an impeccably made, but quite strange, fable about success and failure in America. Robert Redford plays an aging rookie who takes the baseball world by storm in one season while…