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A Good Man in Africa

The director of Driving Miss Daisy makes his second safari into Africa (the first was Mister Johnson) and comes back with a satire about Brits...

Robert Faires, Review, Sep. 16, 1994

The Next Karate Kid

And hopefully the last. Swank is 17-year-old Julie Pierce, orphaned by the sudden death of her parents and sent to live with her grandmother, who...

Marc Savlov, Review, Sep. 16, 1994

The Boys of St. Vincent

Loosely based on the Mount Cashel scandal of a few years back, this two-part Canadian television docudrama investigates the nightmarish world of a Catholic-run orphanage...

Marc Savlov, Review, Sep. 16, 1994

King of the Sea

Lo Wai Kwong, the super-kicking bad guy from Jackie Chan's Drunken Master II, teams up with ludicrously named Seventies trash chopsocky star Conan Lee for...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Sep. 9, 1994

The Blue Kite

Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang's early films (On the Hunting Ground, Horse Thief) have been compared to the films of pioneer documentarian Robert Flaherty (Nanook of...

Alison Macor, Review, Sep. 9, 1994

Erotique

The producers of Erotique were motivated by the idea of making a compilation film of “intelligent erotica.” I suspect that's a classy way of saying...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Sep. 9, 1994

There Goes My Baby

Summer school has just let out at Westwood High in Los Angeles, casting the last stragglers from the graduating class of 1965 out into the...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Sep. 9, 1994

Green Snake

Tsui Hark returns to form with this romantic fantasy set during the Southern Sung Dynasty (amazingly, Wong Fei-Hong is nowhere in sight). Wang and Cheung...

Marc Savlov, Review, Sep. 9, 1994

A Simple Twist of Fate

Taking its inspiration more from George Eliot's Silas Marner than tabloid television's coverage of the Baby Jessica and Kimberly Mays custody battles, A Simple Twist...

Steve Davis, Review, Sep. 9, 1994

A Man in Uniform

McCamus is Henry, a bookish bank employee and struggling actor who manages to land a part as tough guy Officer Flanagan in the hit television...

Marc Savlov, Review, Sep. 9, 1994

Max, Mon Amour

The story of a woman who takes a chimpanzee as her lover -- and her husband who struggles to accept their union -- would seem...

Robert Faires, Review, Sep. 5, 1994

Milk Money

Sour is not the word for it. The milk obtained from this money is positively rancid. Foul in concept, Milk Money curdles upon viewing. The...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Sep. 2, 1994

Ciao, Professore!

Loosely based on a collection of essays written by children for their favorite elementary school teacher, Ciao, Professore! at first glance may seem to mark...

Alison Macor, Review, Sep. 2, 1994

Camp Nowhere

The initial idea of a bunch of kids escaping from their parents for an entire summer and just going crazy would have greatly appealed to...

Brian Baker, Review, Sep. 2, 1994

Wagons East

Oh, John Candy. This isn't how we wanted to remember you. For your last film, you deserved better than this pale shadow of Blazing Saddles...

Robert Faires, Review, Sep. 2, 1994

Hail the Judge

Hong Kong's biggest box office draw, Stephen Chow, stars in this typically crazed period piece courtroom comedy melodrama (?!?) that delivers the type of low...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Aug. 29, 1994

My Life's in Turnaround

“Turnaround” is the industry term used to describe the vague and frustrating process of being attached to a script that is dangling between studios in...

Alison Macor, Review, Aug. 29, 1994

Color of Night

Sporadic director Rush (whose last film was 1981's The Stunt Man) takes on Hitchcock and ends up looking like DePalma on a bad hair day....

Marc Savlov, Review, Aug. 26, 1994

In the Army Now

In his third starring role, Shore, the weasel who walks like a man, is cast as a goofball loser (there's a stretch) who joins the...

Marc Savlov, Review, Aug. 26, 1994

Blankman

There is no justice in this world. Robin Givens has appeared in two movies this summer in Austin. One was the well made and adorable...

Brian Baker, Review, Aug. 26, 1994

Heroic Trio II: The Executioners

Hong Kong's top three female leads reunite in this uneven sequel to last summer's box-office smash. In a world ravaged by nuclear holocaust, the only...

Marc Savlov, Review, Aug. 26, 1994

Natural Born Killers

Stone grabs our collective viscera and never lets go for the next two hours.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Aug. 26, 1994

Corrina, Corrina

Corrina, Corrina sets itself up nicely in its opening few moments. During a funeral reception for her mother, a young girl, Molly Singer (Majorino), hides...

Brian Baker, Review, Aug. 26, 1994

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

A trio of “showgirls” – two drag queens and one transsexual – venture out of tolerant, big-city Sydney and into the wilds of central Australia.

Robert Faires, Review, Aug. 26, 1994

Too Outrageous Animation

First of all, yes… it's outrageous. Any film that promotes itself with such blaring hyperbole will automatically raise cynics' eyebrows (“Can it really be that...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Aug. 26, 1994

Andre

Tell me that you've never harbored the desire to hug a seal and feel the swoosh of a sleek, sinuous sea flapper sliding through your...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Aug. 19, 1994

The Little Rascals

Kids will be kids. And that's the refreshing news about the Nineties version of Hollywood's original Brat Pack; the kids are basically the same as...

Robert Faires, Review, Aug. 19, 1994

Eat Drink Man Woman

Food and sex -- the basic things necessary to sustain life. When you think about it, most stories can be boiled down to these essential...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Aug. 19, 1994

Au Revoir, Mon Amour

A far cry from Hong Kong's current spate of historical kung fu epics, Au Revoir, Mon Amour is instead a literate, lush romantic epic. Spanning...

Marc Savlov, Review, Aug. 19, 1994

The Slingshot

Ten-year-old Roland Schutt (Salen) has more than his share of troubles growing up in 1920s Stockholm. His father's a socialist and his mother's a Jew...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Aug. 19, 1994

That's Entertainment! III

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has once again opened its vaults to show off the showpieces from its legendary musicals. Perhaps sensing that audiences will believe they have already...

Robert Faires, Review, Aug. 12, 1994

Airheads

Poor Michael Lehmann's career path is following that same downward spiral as Michael Cimino's: one brilliant film, and then... nothing. Or worse than nothing. Cimino...

Marc Savlov, Review, Aug. 12, 1994

Barcelona

From its opening montage of beautiful Spanish scenery and terrorist explosions, it is apparent that Barcelona is a movie of dichotomies. The differences between the...

Brian Baker, Review, Aug. 12, 1994

Erotic Ghost Story

Like a bad episode of Hef's Playboy After Dark, Erotic Ghost Story tries desperately to be titillating but instead only makes you giggle. Wrapped around...

Marc Savlov, Review, Aug. 12, 1994

Spider Baby

Three demented adult siblings are looked after by a devoted caretaker in Jack Hill's no-budget masterpiece.

Marc Savlov, Review, Aug. 12, 1994

The Wedding Gift

The Wedding Gift is the true story of Diana Longden (Walters) who, suddenly and without warning, contracts an unclassifiable, mysterious disease. Throughout the course of...

Brian Baker, Review, Aug. 12, 1994

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer

Between 1989 and 1990, Aileen Wuornos, a homely, luckless, lesbian hooker who haunted the interstates of jerkwater Florida, committed a series of seven murders. All...

Marc Savlov, Review, Aug. 12, 1994

Burning Paradise

Produced by prolific fantasy auteur Tsui Hark (Chinese Ghost Story), this latest film from gritty actionmeister Lam (Full Contact) applies his hard edge to the...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Aug. 12, 1994

Coming Out Under Fire

Coming Out Under Fire is a 71-minute-long documentary about homosexuality in the U.S. military during World War II. The research is based on a book...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Aug. 5, 1994

Clear and Present Danger

There is a point in Clear and Present Danger where the president (Donald Moffat), while grousing about the drug problem, mutters, “Just how stupid are...

Brian Baker, Review, Aug. 5, 1994

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