For music biz insiders, This Is Spinal Tap is a vastly amusing satire of heavy metal bands. Director Rob Reiner has cast himself as Marty DiBergi, a filmmaker intent upon covering the long-awaited…
The audience appeal of loners-against-corruption is here refashioned with the hero inside a marauding Sherman tank, taking on a maniacal southern sheriff in defense of integrity and family.
Once Upon a Time in America arrives as a disappointment of considerable proportions. Sprawling $32 million saga of Jewish gangsters over the decades is surprisingly deficient in clarity and purpose…
Garbo Talks is a sweet and sour film clearly not for all tastes. Packed with New York in-jokes, not everyone will appreciate its aggressive charm. But beneath its cocky exterior, picture has a beat…
If not for a somewhat murky and misanthropic ending, Against All Odds would stand as a well-engineered second-try at 1947's Out of the Past.
The Natural is an impeccably made, but quite strange, fable about success and failure in America. Robert Redford plays an aging rookie who takes the baseball world by storm in one season while…
A passionate love story set against a background of post-war European immigration into Australia is the theme of Silver City, an extremely handsome production which introduces vibrant new actress…
A tale of rival youth gangs tied into the city's drug scene, Mixed Blood paints a colorful story of kingdom building, corruption and revenge. Adopting an overblown style of performance, the picture…
Jessica Lange's pet project took a while to get produced, but it winds up firmly on the right track, with its basic theme of the classic struggle of the working man against the forces of government.
The visual splendors of North Carolina deserve top billing in A Breed Apart. The tale of romance and chicanery in the backwoods simply lacks reason, dramatic tension or emotional involvement.