Adapted by Dennis Potter from his acclaimed six-part, 1978 BBC series of the same name, film deliberately alienates viewer from the first scene, which presents an unpleasant Steve Martin attempting…
Horror fans will probably delight in seeing yet another group of sexy, teen camp counselors gruesomely executed by yet another unknown (?)assailant, but the enthusiasm will dampen once they recognize…
When you can count the laughs in a comedy on the fingers of one hand, it isn't so funny. Time Bandits, is a kind of potted history of man, myth and the eternal clash between good and evil as told in…
Smash Palace is a thoroughly remarkable drama about a marital break-up which erupts into an impulsive kidnapping of a child by its father and a totally-believable escalation to the brink of tragedy.
Given room to roam as star, director and cowriter, Columbia Pictures obviously hoped that comedian Albert Brooks might break through like Woody Allen. But Allen, too, started slowly and this is only…
Diva is an extraordinary thriller and first film from Jean-Jacques Beineix, complex, stylish and fast-moving.
Director Joe Dante's work reflects Alfred Hitchcock's insistence that terror and suspense work best when counterbalanced by a chuckle or two.
Directed by husband Jack Fisk (his first feature), Sissy Spacek plays a spunky divorcee, struggling to raise two young boys and stuck in a hopeless job as a small-town telephone operator tied to the…
Alan Arkin puts his hapless schnook characterization to good use in Improper Channels. It's a screwball comedy that starts slowly, shifts into overdrive, peters out a bit halfway through and then…
Writer-director Brian De Palma's Blow Out is a frequently exciting $18 million suspense thriller which suffers from a distracting emphasis upon homages to other motion pictures.