Film Search | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only

  • Half Moon Street

    Director Bob Swaim (La balance) abandons his French policier milieu for the stuffier precincts of middle-class TV drama (British variety), and the change in visceral energy and tone is palpable and, at first, dispiriting. more...
  • Hands of Steel (R)

    Ostensibly a Terminator spin-off (1986), though the pointless zooms, empty angles, cookie-cutter editing, and generically bouncy music put you in mind of a failed TV pilot, or maybe an excruciatingly extended episode of The Incredible Hulk, with aspiring hulkoid Daniel Greene as the Lou Ferrigno stand-in. more...
  • Harry and the Hendersons

    Benign, vegetarian Bigfoot pays a sitcom visit to a sitcom household in a sitcom suburb of Seattle after being run over by sitcom dad's car. more...
  • Haunted Honeymoon

    Not to raise anyone's hopes too high, but Gene Wilder has finally made a film you can watch without wanting to exit before it's over. more...
  • Heartbreak Ridge

    It's hard to find a few good men nowadays, as Clint Eastwood discovers to his chagrin in this personally inscribed valentine to the rough-and-ready values of U.S. Marines tradition (1986). more...
  • Heartburn

    Less film than performance showcase, to no one's surprise I'm sure. more...
  • Heaven

    Diane Keaton's question-and-answer collage about where everyone wants to go after passing through the eye of a needle, consisting of interviews with all varieties of believers (from true to non), as well as old clips from Hollywood visions of paradise. more...
  • Hello, Dolly! (G)

    Not to be confused with Hello Elephant, a floor creaker from the 50s starring Sabu, though some might find the resemblance uncanny. more...
  • Hero of the Year

    Polish director Feliks Falk's dark, cynical sequel to his 1978 Top Dog, about a provincial entertainer (Jerzy Stuhr) trying to get off the bureaucratic blacklist for his Solidarity-tainted past. more...
  • Hollywood Shuffle

    Improv talent Robert Townsend is pretty much the whole show—writer, producer, director, and star—in this independent sketch-style comedy, about a marginally employed black actor trying to make it through the Willie Best shuffle of Hollywood racial stereotypes. more...
  • Hoosiers

    Gene Hackman stars as a high school basketball coach who takes his small-town Indiana team to the state championship finals (1986). more...
  • Hour of the Star

    Brazilian filmmaker Suzana Amaral's acclaimed debut feature (1985), about a slovenly young secretary, 19 years old and still unhappily a virgin, searching for romance and fulfillment among the marginal employables of Sao Paulo. more...