September 20, 1987 |
Vestron Entertainment, which holds the vid rights to Cinecom's 1986 "Native Son" (based on Richard Wright's historic novel), took an interesting marketing approach involving the film's star--by leaving his face off the video.
August 5, 1995 |
"Broken Trust," an original movie on TNT, is a sodden drama about a morally equivocal hero, corrupt judges, callow lawyers and an array of unsympathetic characters. Although Tom Selleck may appear a surprising choice to play a noble judge seriously compromised by his idealistic involvement in a federal sting to expose judicial bribery, Selleck is credible enough, even in black robes.
January 16, 1987 |
Some movies have a premise so interesting that, for a while, they're carried by it. That's almost the case with "The Bedroom Window" (citywide), a Hitchcockian pastiche about successively deeper layers of voyeurism, terror and guilt. As in "Psycho," writer-director Curtis Hanson takes us from adultery and deceit to murder, madness and destruction's brink. The premise is from a British mystery by Anne Holden, "The Witnesses," which Hanson transfers to Baltimore.
April 29, 1994 |
"The Favor" is a pleasant romantic comedy, aimed at thirtysomethings and younger, and it affords solid roles for Harley Jane Kozak and Elizabeth McGovern. Bearing a 1991 copyright, the film had been held up by the bankruptcy filing by Orion Pictures, which has since reorganized.