If Stardust Memories was Woody Allen's 8-1/2 and Radio Days his Amarcord, then Alice is his Juliet of the Spirits. It's a subtler, gentler retelling of Federico Fellini's tale of a pampered but…
Set in Montgomery, Alabama, during the 1955 civil rights bus boycott, The Long Walk Home is an effectively mounted drama about the human impact of changing times on two families, with sturdy…
When the underdog always wins he's not much of an underdog anymore, and the narrative cartwheels Sylvester Stallone has turned over the years to put Rocky in that position have peeled away the…
Misery is a very obvious and very commercial gothic thriller, a functional adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller.
Hidden Agenda is a hard-hitting attack on allegedly ruthless methods of the British police in Northern Ireland. Pic is set in 1982, and seems inspired by the notorious Stalker case. Stalker was a…
John Waters' mischievous satire of the teen exploitation genre is entertaining as a rude joyride through another era, full of great clothes and hairdos.
Clint Eastwood's film isn't an African adventure epic, as those unaware of Peter Viertel's 1953 book may surmise from the title. It's an intelligent, affectionate study of an obsessive American film…
The Fourth War is a well-made Cold War thriller about private battling that might escalate out of control. Opening title sets the tale in November 1988 on the border of Czechoslovakia and East…
While the film doesn't achieve the same thrills of the final 45 minutes of "Predator" in terms of overall excitement, it outdoes its first safari in start-to-finish hysteria. The real star is the…
Dan Aykroyd's dexterous multipersonality schtick is the only redeeming feature of this chase-heavy comedy, up on the homevid heap.
Frankenhooker is a grisly, grotesque horror comedy recommended only for the stout of heart and strong of stomach.
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