A progressive rom com, Boomerang is slow by Eddie Murphy standards, but also appealingly controlled, authentic, and funny.
Frank Perry's methodical, creepy criminal melodrama Man on a Swing sees a steel-jawed Cliff Robertson matching wits with a demented Joel Grey.
The Contractor's critique of military work and veteran support filters through a commendable if bland thriller.
The Untouchables is a pure Hollywood example of "print the legend," willing to engage in old time, violent justice to make heroes from bogus laws.
A sequel as slick as the original, Beverly Hills Cop II is an action comedy delight that's pure '80s.
A perfect story of values and mindsets, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance carefully weaves ideas of open land toughness and city-born intellectualism.
Infinite whiffs at using sci-fi for a deeper purpose, instead falling to heavy exposition and bland digital chases.
Finding a comfortable place amid the current genre trends, Scream's legacy is preserved in a pedestrian thriller.
The Best Picture winner Ordinary People, from director Robert Redford and an all-star cast, is introspective drama, reflecting a perceptive screenplay about dysfunctional families and their festering problems.
Taylor Sheridan's magnificent neo-western drama Yellowstone, led by Kevin Costner, finds a nice groove rebounding from last season's shocking finale.
Fellini's popular international film La Dolce Vita is an intricate and rewarding satire packed with wondrous visuals.
An exemplary sequel that betters the original, Godfather: Part II's exquisite characterization explores America's place in international crime through a young Corleone's eyes.