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At 154 minutes, this expansive Chinese film version of the life of actress Ruan Ling-yu -- China's answer to Greta Garbo and one of that...

Marc Savlov, Review, Mar. 26, 1993

American Fabulous

Perched like a queen on her throne -- here, the back seat of a 1957 Cadillac -- Jeffrey Strough gives a royal performance in American...

Steve Davis, Review, Mar. 26, 1993

Point of No Return

Unlike another recent European remake which shall remain nameless (The Vanishing), John Badham's American take on Luc Besson's 1991 La Femme Nikita not only manages...

Marc Savlov, Review, Mar. 26, 1993


In the last year or so, French cinema has taken a retrospective look at its country's colonial legacy in Southeast Asia through such films as...

Pamela Bruce, Review, Mar. 26, 1993

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

The kids sure do love these creatures. Their folks can't understand why. And that, in a nut -- er, tortoise -- shell justifies the attraction....

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 26, 1993

My New Gun

This quirky little suburban comedy -- the story of the chain reaction set in motion when a young doctor purchases an unwanted handgun for his...

Marc Savlov, Review, Mar. 19, 1993

A Far Off Place

There are big guns all over A Far Off Place: Uzi-bearing bad guys, shotgun-carrying Great White Hunter turned anti-poacher vigilante, rifle-wielding young heroine... Even bigger...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Mar. 19, 1993

Rain Without Thunder

The year is 2042 and the word “terminator” has taken on a new cultural meaning. Terminators are the abortionists of this future society. By constitutional...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 19, 1993


From the director of Guncrazy -- a smart, funny movie with an abundance of firepower and cool music -- comes this alleged parody of the...

Marc Savlov, Review, Mar. 19, 1993

Fire in the Sky

Little more than an extended episode of network television's Unsolved Mysteries, this tale of alien abduction -- based, of course, on the proverbial true story...

Steve Davis, Review, Mar. 19, 1993

Buffalo Jump

Independent first feature from writer-director Chris Johnstone boasts good notices, including a strong review in Variety that notes: “Plot deals with two 30ish wanderers, Nick...

Louis Black, Review, Mar. 19, 1993

Street Knight

Actioners are basically revenge fantasies acted out in different narrative configurations. The genre is basically dominated by wooden leading men. Unfortunately, this has led scores...

Louis Black, Review, Mar. 19, 1993

Swing Kids

Naïve yet eternally attractive is the idea that a generation can change the world through its music. New waves in music generally bring with them...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 12, 1993


Boy meets girl meets Smith & Wesson. Tamra Davis' directorial debut is a noir-ish, adrenaline-fueled tale of a love on the border between teen angst...

Marc Savlov, Review, Mar. 12, 1993

Best of the Best Two

The really big question here is, does anyone remember Radler's 1989 film Best of the Best? Chances are that no one does -- or cares...

Pamela Bruce, Review, Mar. 12, 1993

The Judas Project

Eternal Life is what you'll need to make it through this modern-garbed passion play. The Judas Project tells the story of Jesus in modern drag....

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 5, 1993


The motto over at Fifty/Fifty's production house ought to be: “Cannon Pictures: All the grace of a howitzer.” Part action-adventure about a couple of mercenaries...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 5, 1993

Tous les Matins lu Monde

A rough wooden table. Red wine in exquisite stemmed crystal. Curled wafers on a plain white platter. Elements of an ingenuously elegant, arrestingly beautiful and,...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Mar. 5, 1993

Passion Fish

Passion Fish proves that when you have a great script, great performers and a great location, you don't mind that the movie goes on a...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 5, 1993

Mad Dog and Glory

After his shocking film debut in 1989 with the unforgettable Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, word came out that McNaughton's next project would be...

Marc Savlov, Review, Mar. 5, 1993

Falling Down

It begins, as do so many life-changing journeys, with a simple, seemingly inconsequential incident: stuck in early-morning Los Angeles gridlock, a nervous, perspiring citizen reaches...

Marc Savlov, Review, Mar. 5, 1993

Amos & Andrew

Amos & Andrew is a better-than-average comedy that's likable enough while unfolding but evaporative when over. It takes a topical subject -- racial prejudice --...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Mar. 5, 1993

Together Alone

During the opening credits of Together Alone, two young men leave a bar, go to one's apartment, have sex, and then turn the lights on,...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Feb. 26, 1993

Night and Day

For Julie (Londez), there is little difference between night and day. She's in love -- and it's not until that fog lifts that she again...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Feb. 26, 1993

El Mariachi

From Richard Linklater's Slacker to Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi, Austin is fast becoming the focal point for somewhat of a renaissance in "low-budget"; filmmaking. (Something...

Marc Savlov, Review, Feb. 26, 1993

Love Field

Love Field is a quietly engaging and uncharacteristic little period piece set in the American South in the early Sixties that tells the story of...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Feb. 26, 1993

Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time

This exhaustive documentary on the life of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner feels more like an errant PBS special than full-fledged cinematic documentary: despite its...

Marc Savlov, Review, Feb. 19, 1993

A Chinese Ghost Story III

Produced by University of Texas alumnus (and creator of the Once Upon a Time in China series) Tsui Hark, Ghost Story III is more of...

Marc Savlov, Review, Feb. 19, 1993

The Temp

Alternate titles abound for this latest entry in the female psycho genre: The Hand That Types the Letters, Single White Secretary, Fatal Dictation. Like her...

Steve Davis, Review, Feb. 19, 1993

Untamed Heart

You know what occurs when bad movies happen to good people? The answer is Untamed Heart. You get the feeling that everyone involved in this...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Feb. 19, 1993

Groundhog Day

The delightful romantic comedy is back … again.

Louis Black, Review, Feb. 19, 1993


Sommersby is an updated American adaptation of a popular French story made in !982 as the film The Return of Martin Guerre. Maybe executive producer...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Feb. 13, 1993

The Cemetery Club

This movie was directed by Bill Duke? The same Bill Duke who directed A Rage in Harlem and Deep Cover? Arthur Hiller maybe, or even...

Steve Davis, Review, Feb. 12, 1993

Barefoot Gen

This 10-year-old Japanese animated feature is just now being released in the United States, and is based upon the Barefoot Gen comic strip series created...

Pamela Bruce, Review, Feb. 12, 1993

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

If the recently beleaguered Austin Humane Society has any marketing smarts at all, it'll send every volunteer it can muster along with every adoptable animal...

Hollis Chacona, Review, Feb. 12, 1993

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon One

Despite the fact that National Lampoon: The Magazine has finally succumbed to poor sales, the company's film division stoically marches onward, buoyed by its seemingly...

Marc Savlov, Review, Feb. 12, 1993

Bad Lieutenant

There is no redemption without, first, debasement; no transcendence without transgression; no forgiveness without sin. In this NC-17-rated film, Keitel is the Bad Lieutenant --...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Feb. 12, 1993


One's a Marine. The other's a National Security Council comer. Both are sharpshooters but one has over 70 kills to his name and the other...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review, Feb. 5, 1993

Simple Men

Hal Hartley's films are unmistakable: they beat with an irregular rhythm, speak in affected dialogues, brush against the suburban surreal. An up-and-coming auteur, Hartley first...

Steve Davis, Review, Feb. 5, 1993

Children of the Corn Ii: The Final Sacrifice

“Based on a short story by Stephen King”, Corn II drags that poor pop-culture stylist's already tarnished name through the mud and gore once again,...

Marc Savlov, Review, Feb. 5, 1993

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