"he narrative on the 76 minute film is essentially three 20-odd minute television-style segments, each with a different setting and art direction. The link that holds them together is strong enough that the film is effective on a basic, children's entertai"
"Set on a desert landscape a while after a nuclear holocaust, the film is about a young man, played by Don Johnson, who has a telepathic bond with a dog, the latter basically being the smarter of the two. He helps the dog find food and the dog helps him sn"
"Unlike the standard Fisher King tale, the concerns of individuals within the film are more important than the concerns of society. Terry Gilliam's myth feels more like a lark, a safe little foray into a mythic world of impoverished individuals who don't"
"From a dramatic standpoint, there is not even the level of emotional depth achieved by the second Beethoven film, but as basic and unimaginative as the slapstick often is, it delivers to its target audience."
"George Burns stars in both title roles, primarily the second one. As Satan, he tempts a young musician with stardom and luxury. Burns's timing is often impeccable and he can make silly lines such as his hotel room exit, "If you want anything I'm in 666,""
"Die Hard in a nuke factory with a robot for a bad guy. A group of apparent terrorists, led by an indestructible android, take over a weapons complex, while a man, a woman and her child, running loose, eventually thwart their efforts. The acting is errat"
"It is for desperate fans only and is pretty bad even by the loose standards of the genre. It concerns a little boy learning about bravery by dreaming about Godzilla and Godzilla's baby. Godzilla's baby also talks to the boy, who then foils the plans of tw"
"A cheap horror effort, it has pathetic acting, a jumbled up story and limpid pacing, yet there are several nice murders and somehow, for all its shortcomings, the film seems to capture the spirit of the day it honors. It is basically about a guy with a bi"
"William Hurt portrays an unmarried Welsh postmaster who decides to adopt a child after his own parents pass away. Both he and the boy he is assigned have psychological scars, and the gradual revelation of these inner pains is what fuels the plot, but the"
"Most of the story has nothing to do with crime, and is instead about the efforts of Crawford’s character to better herself (she starts a popular restaurant) so she can remain in the good graces of her relentlessly snobbish daughter. It is a clever b"
"Although there is plenty of outdoor location work, the film feels like the stageplay adaptation that it is. A dramatic satire, there are two plot strands. In one, a pair of elderly ladies plan the murder of another elderly woman they are caring for, just"
" The drama is shallow and superficial, but there is a coherent, forward-moving plot, enjoyable characters, numerous, elaborately staged action scenes and wall-to-wall sound. What's not to like? The film never slows down, leaping from one set of perils to"
"The film is a redundancy and only those who have played Brian De Palma's other movies so much they've memorized the dialogue are going to be interested. Al Pacino portrays a reformed gangster trying to break away from his earlier lifestyle. Needless to sa"
"While the movie is set in L.A., the rules of justice appear exaggerated to the point where the film seems to be taking place in a different country, but it doesn't really matter. It would be great fun just to put up your feet and watch director Peter Hyam"
"Pleasantly entertaining and intelligent, it does not create enough of a spiritual mystery to move the heart, but watching the characters droolingly circle one another has its own, more earthly rewards."
"Henry Fonda had a number of classic film roles, but it is incredibly exciting to see the raw sensitivity and confidence he delivers in Long Night , which ranks among the very best of his performances, all the more so because of its relative obscurity."
Raising Arizona (1987)
"The film is loaded with marvelous slapstick sequences and quirky character humor. While some viewers may find it too eccentric or too ready to make fun of blue collar America, most will find its comic surprises and unpredictable narrative to be most fulfi"
"A formula thriller with a skydiving theme, there is not a single plot turn that can hold up under close examination, but if you let the movie breeze by, untethered by common sense or logic, it can be an enjoyable experience."