Conan the Destroyer is the ideal sword and sorcery picture. Plot [by Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway] is appropriately elemental. Conan is recruited by sexy queen Sarah Douglas to accompany teenage…
Central figure is 11-year-old Toss (Fiona Kay), on the threshold of womanhood and caught in the tragedy of the death of her father and the coincidental arrival of a stranger, Ethan (Frank Whitten)…
The Cold Room, a modestly intriguing psychological thriller, marks the feature debut (after a couple of interesting shorts) of director James Dearden. It's a very confident first feature…
Prince Jack is an ambiguous little indie mock documentary about key events and private encounters during the Kennedy years. The ambiguity lies in writer-director Bert Lovitt's wavering between…
A very good premise simply sinks in the Hollywood hot tub.
An inordinately good low-budget film noir thriller, Blood Simple is written, directed and produced by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.
In this black comedy dealing with voluntary euthanasia by the Geritol set, casting Katharine Hepburn as the spry, entrepreneurial mother figure who arranges for her peers' demise and Nick Nolte as…
Assembled by the team that created 48HRS. , pic is a pulsing, throbbing orchestration careening around the rescue of a kidnapped young singer. The decor is urban squalor.
No Small Affair is an okay coming-of-age romance [from a screen story by Charles Bolt] in which the believability of the leading characters far outweighs that of many of the situations in which the…
Fear City lives up to its title as a tough, nasty, big-league meller by throwing every element from the exploitation cookbook - gory violence, straight and gay sex, multiple murders, martial arts…
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a highly imaginative horror film that provides the requisite shocks to keep fans of the genre happy.