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Raise the Red Lantern

Zhang's film is a biting examination of sexual politics, mandarin-style. Also stunningly gorgeous to look at, this melodrama transcends all borders and eras to speak to the ages.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Jun. 5, 1992

In the Shadow of the Stars

Mention the world of opera and more than likely, the names of such performers as Pavarotti, Norman, Domingo and Price usually spring to mind. Yet,...

Pamela Bruce, Review, Jun. 5, 1992

Lunatics: A Love Story

Crazy love: Raimi style. Hank (played by Theodore Raimi, brother of legendary Sam Raimi -- director of the Evil Dead movies and Darkman and who...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 29, 1992

Sister Act

A high concept comedy so pleasurable it's sinful, Sister Act calls for some rejoicing this summer movie season. Despite its predictability and sappiness, this conventional...

Steve Davis, Review, May. 29, 1992


Weaver's Lt. Ripley and H.R. Giger's brainchild face off in Fincher's beautifully shot sequel that goes nowhere.

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 29, 1992


Crisscross. No, it's not a bio-pic about the life story of that undistinguished footnote to Austin music history. (Anyway, that would be a film short,...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 29, 1992

Far and Away

Howard is at his best working in the genre he grew up in -- the small, light comedy. Unfortunately, he seems determined to make the...

Kathleen Maher, Review, May. 29, 1992

Night On Earth

Migratory souls in the dead of night... these are Jarmusch's people, his drawing card. In films like Mystery Train, Stranger Than Paradise, Down By Law...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 22, 1992

My Father Is Coming

An immigrant actress' father visits her from Germany and does better in America than she – plus he begins to date Annie Sprinkle.

Kathleen Maher, Review, May. 22, 1992

The Waterdance

Few American movies in recent memory have the emotional integrity of The Waterdance, a film about paraplegics trying to make sense of it all while...

Steve Davis, Review, May. 22, 1992


Winner of Best Musical Score in the 1991 AFI Awards (and nominated for Best Film), Dingo is a jazz-infused tale set in what seems the...

Pamela Bruce, Review, May. 22, 1992

Encino Man

Like some sort of evil Hollywood hybrid, Encino Man begs, borrows and steals the worst bits from both Iceman and Fast Times at Ridgemont High...

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 22, 1992

Lethal Weapon 3

It's bigger, but it ain't necessarily better. Lethal Weapon 3 starts with a big bang -- a bomb levels a downtown office building -- and...

Steve Davis, Review, May. 22, 1992

American Dream

Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary American Dream exposes the human cost of Reaganomics. The movie focuses on the mid-1980s labor strike at Hormel's Austin, Minnesota meat...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 15, 1992

Turtle Beach

Apparently, there's nothing that can bring two disparate women closer than their shared guilt about being bad mothers. But, at least, it's nothing that a...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 8, 1992


There are movies that shake you to your foundations, and make you look inside and ask questions. Folks! is just such a movie and the...

Kathleen Maher, Review, May. 8, 1992

Little Noises

Little Noises is billed as “a little comedy in the Big Apple,” but there's really nothing funny about it. First-time director and UT graduate Jane...

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 8, 1992

K2: The Ultimate High

If you like mountain climbing, you may well enjoy this movie. Despite the repellent characters and screaming-out-of-the-roof-of-your-head-obvious plot, it has lots and lots of mountain...

Louis Black, Review, May. 8, 1992

Notebook On Cities and Clothes

Notebook...that's a good word for this piece, for it's more a gathering of ideas and ruminations than a plotted-out, pre-designed film work. In this project...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 8, 1992

The Playboys

Co-written by Shane Connaughton (My Left Foot) and Kerry Crabbe, The Playboys is one of those unpretentious little films which sneaks up on you and...

Pamela Bruce, Review, May. 8, 1992

Split Second

Let's get this straight right up front: this film is silly, pointless, absurd, confusing, asinine, and more than a little fun. If you don't mind...

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 8, 1992

The Station

In the language of movies, there's nothing so desolate as a clock ticking in an empty train station. Punctuation comes in the screech of a...

Kathleen Maher, Review, May. 8, 1992

Edward II

To describe Edward II as “high concept” doesn't even begin to nail down its complexity. What British director Jarman has done here is rework Christopher...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 1, 1992


1991's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film is based on a true story about a small troop of Italian soldiers abandoned on a Greek island while World War II rages on around them.

Kathleen Maher, Review, May. 1, 1992


Three French sisters live the lives of detached colonialists in late-Forties Algeria in this auspicious directing debut by Rouan (who also stars as one of...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, May. 1, 1992

Year of the Comet

This one should pretty much sink without a trace, so I hate to even stir the waters by detailing how inept it is. Sufficient to...

Louis Black, Review, May. 1, 1992

Passed Away

Wouldn't you know it -- fresh out of the hospital from a brush with cardiac failure, and Dad Scanlan (Warden, in a role that is...

Pamela Bruce, Review, May. 1, 1992

The Player

The Player is an insider's movie about Hollywood, but from the outside looking in: it's Altman through the looking glass. From its brilliant and sublime...

Steve Davis, Review, May. 1, 1992

Toto the Hero

Belgian writer/director Van Dormael delicious little film examines – through flashbacks, mainly – the life of a now-elderly man who believes that he was switched at birth with a neighbor child and has thus been denied the privileges and wealth he might otherwise have enjoyed.

Marc Savlov, Review, May. 1, 1992

White Sands

Like the fine granules in the New Mexico desert of the title, the explanations in the politically tinged thriller White Sands are elusive, seemingly blowing...

Steve Davis, Review, May. 1, 1992

Alan & Naomi

Alan & Naomi is set during World War II in New York. It exhibits the kind of excruciating attention to detail that signals misty nostalgia...

Kathleen Maher, Review, Apr. 24, 1992

Brain Donors

Executive producers David and Jerry -- The Brothers Zucker -- best known for the Airplane! and Naked Gun sequels, veer away from their usual venue...

Pamela Bruce, Review, Apr. 24, 1992

Deep Cover

Been playing this one over in my head for a couple days now and I can't figure out if I liked it more than I...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 24, 1992

Shakes the Clown

What the heck is it about clowns that makes them so easy to ridicule? Like Spike Lee said, maybe it's the shoes. In his directing...

Marc Savlov, Review, Apr. 24, 1992

Where Angels Fear to Tread

Historians looking back at the last ten years of filmmaking might well dub this period the “E.M. Forster Years.” During this time, there's been a...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 24, 1992

The Babe

I've never been a big fan of melodramas, and this movie is almost pure melodrama. I am a big fan of baseball, and this Babe...

Nick Barbaro, Review, Apr. 24, 1992

Thank You and Good Night!

Life and death and laughs in Brooklyn. Thank You and Good Night! is like a home-made greeting card, sent to the far reaches of the...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Apr. 17, 1992

City of Joy

Joffe often walks a thin line between colonialism and going native. In his films The Killing Fields and The Missionary, he falls off on one...

Kathleen Maher, Review, Apr. 17, 1992

Falling From Grace

Like Thomas Wolfe, Falling From Grace observes the problems inherent in returning to your roots: maybe you can go home again, but you have to...

Steve Davis, Review, Apr. 17, 1992


Do I really need to waste time telling you how awful the new “Stephen King Movie” turned out? Should I ramble on about how Mick...

Marc Savlov, Review, Apr. 17, 1992

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