Although the script has more than its share of short circuits, director John Badham solders the pieces into a terrifically exciting story charged by an irresistible idea: an extra-smart kid can get…
Adapted by Ronald Harwood from his 1980 London comedy-drama, this is indisputably one of the best films every made about theatre. It's funny, compassionate, compelling, and in its final moments pulls…
Sebastien Japrisot's best-selling suspense novel, One Deadly Summer, has finally made it to the screen in an adaptation by the author, and Jean Becker (son of the late Jacques Becker) has directed…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Even by his own standards, Nicolas Roeg's Eureka is an indulgent melodrama [based on a book by Marshall Houts] about the anticlimactic life of a greedy gold prospector after he has struck it rich.
With the solid farcical underpinning of Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 To Be or Not to Be, Mel Brooks' glossy remake of the original Carole Lombard-Jack Benny starrer is very funny stuff indeed.
The bottom line is that Staying Alive is nowhere as good as its 1977 predecessor, Saturday Night Fever.
Paul Cox's film, flickering between realism and fantasy, follows the progress of Bremer, a rich naive eccentric (Norman Kaye), whose inherited wealth both protects him from the coldness of the…
Although well-made, this screen adaptation of Stephen King's Cujo emerges as a dull, uneventful entry in the horror genre. Novel about a mad dog on the rampage occupies a low place in the King canon…
Sam Peckinpah's The Osterman Weekend is a competent, professional but thoroughly impersonal meller which reps initial adaptation of a Robert Ludlum tome for the big screen.
Rumble Fish is another Francis Coppola picture that's overwrought and overthought with camera and characters that never quite come together in anything beyond consistently interesting. Beautifully…
High Road to China is a lot of old-fashioned fun, revived for Tom Selleck after his TV schedule kept him from taking the Harrison Ford role in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Ford clearly got the better…