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Happy Endings 1.0 stars

Three interwoven plotlines with occasional points of intersection, one of them to do with the tested friendship between homosexual couples of opposite sexes, one to do with the boat-rocking new female lead singer of a garage band, and one to ...

Higher Learning 0.0 stars

The American college campus (fictitious Columbus U., after Christopher, not the city in Ohio) as microcosmic melting pot. Or better, boiling pot, with little actual melting taking place. Racial and ethnic separatism; feminism; neo-Nazism; competitive athletics; dormitory stereo wars; date ...

Captain Abu Raed 0.0 stars

The first Jordanian cinematic import, nothing to awaken a craving: an ineptly manipulative heart-tugger about an airport janitor who fishes a captain’s hat from the trash and regales the neighborhood kids with fictitious tales of his world travels. Nadim Sawalha, ...

Forever Young 0.0 stars

Something of a cross between Late for Dinner and, oh, let's see, out of unnumbered E.T. imitators, let's pick Starman. Ostensibly an ode to emotional openness and honesty, formulated in terms of a science-fictional gizmo and an unlikely chain of ...

Robot Jox 0.0 stars

A bit of futuristic juvenilia about a post-holocaust world where global disputes are settled by a mano-a-mano between Godzilla-sized robots. Sets, costumes, special effects are from hunger. With Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, and Paul Koslo; directed by Stuart Gordon. 1990.

Edward II 0.0 stars

Derek Jarman, putting the Christopher Marlowe play on screen, turns up the homoerotic content to full flame (a tango, a torch song, etc.). He connects the homophobia of old to our present day by way of a steady bombardment of ...

Creepshow 1.0 stars

Five tales of terror (or humor, or humorous terror, or terrible humor) written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, and grouped together in a comic-book framework to bring back memories of pre-Seduction of the Innocents classics like ...

Alive and Kicking 0.0 stars

AIDS in the world of ballet, specifically the British ballet, more specifically the fictitious Ballet Luna ("Queers have made my theater great!"). All very never-say-die and brave and exemplary, but tediously goody-goody and idealized, too. And the climax -- an ...

A Private Function 2.0 stars

British social comedy, more fearlessly ill-mannered than the old Ealing Studio ones it has widely been likened to, centered around the post-war food shortages and austerity programs. A small-town milquetoast chiropodist ("Mrs. Roach's ingrown toenail seems to have turned the ...

The Perfect Storm 1.0 stars

Moderately old-fashioned but modishly souped-up, grandiose, operatic, and overscaled account of a real-life disaster at sea ("a disaster of epic proportions," in the forecast of a TV weatherman), the swallowing of the Andrea Gail swordfishing boat out of Gloucester, Mass., ...