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Cronos

What a strange film this is. The second-highest-budgeted Mexican movie since Like Water for Chocolate, this import is an impressive, disturbing rumination on the ancient...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jul. 8, 1994

I Love Trouble

As clichéd as I Love Trouble is, it still manages to please. Some of the time, anyway. Nolte is Peter Brackett, a star columnist for...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jul. 8, 1994

Salmonberries

Singer k.d. lang makes her acting debut in this hauntingly beautiful movie about dislocation and the search for identity. Filmed in 1991, Salmonberries never had...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jul. 1, 1994

Robotrix

This 1991 Hong Kong action/cheesecake/science fiction/cop movie has been variously described as "Charlie's Angels meets The Terminator" and "a Chinese Robocop invested with the spirit...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jul. 1, 1994

Wing Chun

Hong Kong's reigning queen of action films, Michelle (Supercop: Police Story III) Yeoh, toplines this fun, period martial arts film, unique in its stylistic approach...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Jul. 1, 1994

Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp wasn't Gandhi, but you wouldn't know it to look at this weighty Western. It gives the famous lawman the Richard Attenborough treatment: a...

Robert Faires, Review, Jul. 1, 1994

Baby's Day Out

Take The Ransom of Red Chief, Raising Arizona, and the Three Stooges and what do you get? A lot more entertainment than you get in...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Jul. 1, 1994

Blown Away

If Speed is the cartoon, Saturday-matinee film of the summer thus far, then Blown Away is its smarter older brother; the largest action-movie explosion ever...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jul. 1, 1994

Little Big League

What's up with movies about kids and major league baseball these days? It seems like you can't turn around in Hollywood without someone pitching a...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jul. 1, 1994

Getting Even With Dad

What can I say? Macaulay Culkin does what he does best -- the cute kid left to his own wits in a world full of...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 24, 1994

The Lion King

Something old, something new, lots that's borrowed, more that's true. Disney's 32nd animated feature is a hodgepodge of myth, comedy, and recycled parts of previous...

Robert Faires, Review, Jun. 24, 1994

Kika

The unrepentantly twisted Almodóvar returns to form after the disappointing Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! with this genuinely bizarre indictment of everything from tabloid...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 24, 1994

Wolf

A werewolf movie for the Nineties. Nicholson is Will Randall, a New York book editor who strikes a wolf one night while traveling through Vermont....

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 24, 1994

The East is Red

Bizarre, bloody, and beautiful are just a few words to describe this Tsui Hark production, actually a deceptively titled sequel to his popular Swordsman series,...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, Jun. 24, 1994

Thank God I'm a Lesbian

With wit and style, the title makes it perfectly clear where this Canadian documentary is coming from. Essentially a talking heads documentary, the film cuts...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 24, 1994

White

White is the second part of Polish filmmaker Kieslowski's three-color trilogy. Based on the French Tricolor of blue, white, and red, Kieslowski (The Double Life...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 24, 1994

Earth and the American Dream

The dream is over, and Bill Couturié's provocative documentary about America's blithe destruction of its natural resources sounds the wake-up call. This ambitious film takes...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 17, 1994

Project S (aka Once a Cop)

Hong Kong film lesson time again, just so you know what you're seeing: Once a Cop (or Project S, its Asian title) is actually Supercop...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 17, 1994

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold

One of the blurbs for City Slickers II, from Patty Spitier of WISH-TV, Indianapolis, proclaims this “The best sequel since The Godfather.” In the real...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 17, 1994

Silent Tongue

In Sam Shepard's Silent Tongue, the late River Phoenix stars as Talbot Roe, a griev-ing, half-mad prairie farmer who keeps watch over the corpse of...

Alvaro Rodriguez, Review, Jun. 17, 1994

Raining Stones

This politically scathing British film by director Ken Loach (Riff-Raff) might best be described as “kitchen-sink comedy,” named after the late-1950s to '60s British school...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 10, 1994

The Endless Summer II

This movie's spectacular cinematography and awe-inspiring surfboard feats are so breathtaking that you needn't be a surfing nut to get stoked on The Endless Summer...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 10, 1994

The Princess and the Goblin

At times, it seems children are the easiest to fool. Watching The Princess and the Goblin, I remembered the highly publicized incident a few years...

Alvaro Rodriguez, Review, Jun. 10, 1994

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way is not a good way. It is a stunningly bad movie whose only lifeblood pumps from Woody Harrelson's swagger and grin. The...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 10, 1994

Widows' Peak

There's a twist at the end of the mostly excellent period mystery Widows' Peak that'll probably have the masses chatting nearly as much as The...

Alvaro Rodriguez, Review, Jun. 10, 1994

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

Structured by Bach's Goldberg Variations, this film biography offers 32 brief glimpses of the short life of the ever-eccentric Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. Each section...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 10, 1994

Speed

Action. Action. Action. More Action.

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 10, 1994

Naked in New York

Hallucinatory hiccups. That's what Jake, the young writer hero of this Dan Algrant film, has to contend with as he has his first play produced...

Robert Faires, Review, Jun. 10, 1994

The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl

At three hours and one minute, this (along with Leni Riefenstahl's recently released autobiography) has got to be the final, exhaustive say on the life...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 10, 1994

Love and Death in Saigon

Hey. Wait a minute, pal. Just how many Tony Leungs do we need, anyway? There are so many these days that they have to be...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 10, 1994

Renaissance Man

Dead Poets Society meets Stripes. I hate easy tags like that one as much as you probably do, but in this case, it fits like...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 10, 1994

The Flintstones

You'll believe a man can propel a car with his feet. And that may be about all you believe. This big budget, big screen, live...

Robert Faires, Review, Jun. 3, 1994

Grief

A most unlikely titled comedy, Grief is something like what Soapdish might have been if John Waters had scripted the movie. It's a behind-the-scenes look...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 3, 1994

Germinal

Set amidst the coal-mining French countryside of the 19th century, Berri's adaptation of the Emile Zola novel is a sprawling, lengthy (158 minutes), and thoroughly...

Marc Savlov, Review, Jun. 3, 1994

Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King

There came a point when Jeff Feuerzeig became so fed up with the lack of attention his favorite band -- Half Japanese -- was getting...

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 27, 1994

Maverick

Nothing in this film is serious, from the dialogue to the in-jokes to the costumes, everything is played for subtle laughs. As an updated version...

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 27, 1994

Leprechaun 2

Rodman Flender, huh? Yeah, sure, whatever. Do I really need to tell you that Leprechaun 2 stinks on ice? I doubt it, but I will...

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 27, 1994

Little Buddha

Tibetan monks on the Seattle monorail. A fair-skinned, blond-headed, American gameboy in a sea of dark-haired residents of Kathmandu. Such are the images in Bertolucci's...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 27, 1994

Beverly Hills Cop III

I was wondering what it would take for me to fondly remember Eddie Murphy's recent flops, Boomerang and The Distinguished Gentleman. Now I know. Beverly...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 27, 1994

Love on Delivery

Okay, picture this: A literal army of about fifty or so kung fu sex maniacs chasing a young girl down the street, all of them...

Joey O'Bryan, Review, May. 20, 1994

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