"Mutual Consent" is a superb rendering of the increasingly insidious aftermath of a friendly divorce. Winningly structured and sharply acted, pic gets in under the wire as one of 1994's most…
Adrab talkfest about two would-be mob thugs trailing a target, "Hits!" invades Scorsese/Cassavetes terrain with no discernible idea of just what it wants to do there. Best chance lies in hyping scant…
Kirk Douglas turns up as a playful patriarch dying of cancer in a murky, quirky quasi-picaresque vidpic scripted by "On Golden Pond's" Ernest Thompson. While Douglas' screen presence is undeniable…
Reviewed at World Film Festival, Montreal, Aug. 30, 1994. Running time: 111 MIN.
"They'll never turn 'Sunset Boulevard' into a musical," predicts a cynic to Laurie Franks, playing Gloria Swanson playing Norma Desmond, in "Swanson on Sunset." Actually, Billy Wilder's searing…
Reviewed at San Sebastian Film Festival (competing), Sept. 20, 1994. Running time: 110 MIN.
Likable but uneven, this romantic comedy about sparring speechwriters features appealing performances by Michael Keaton and Geena Davis and hits the box office trail at a good time to generate some…
This absorbing French-Canadian drama tracks two couples as they grapple with issues of commitment and desire on the brink of middle age. Sans notable marquee names or stylistic panache, insightful…
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