Picks and Pans Review: New This Week on Video

UPDATED 07/11/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/11/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT

>OSCARED: MICHAEL DOUGLAS (WALL STREET) Kirk Douglas' son came into his own playing a ruthless corporate raider in Oliver Stone's glowering look at bull market maneuverings. The movie itself isn't worth a big investment—too much Stone sermonizing. But Douglas' juicy, jabbing performance paid off with this year's Oscar as Best Actor. Suggestion: Rent 1949's Champion (Republic) and see the senior Douglas sizzle as an unscrupulous boxer. Then watch the kid in Wall Street. That should clear up any questions about where Michael got his moxie. (CBS/Fox)

OSCAR ALSO-RAN: MARCELLO MASTROIANNI (DARK EYES) It is a tribute to Douglas that he snagged the Academy Award away from this great Italian actor at a career peak, playing an adulterous husband brought to ruin by love. (CBS/Fox)

OSCAR FORGOT: CHRISTINE LAHTI (HOUSEKEEPING) Shame on the Academy for ignoring Christine Lahti's acclaimed acting as a roving eccentric returned home to manage the lives of her two orphaned nieces. (RCA/Columbia)

OSCAR FAREWELL: GERALDINE PAGE (MY LITTLE GIRL) As a matriarch urging her granddaughter to go her own way, this prizewinner for The Trip to Bountiful ended her career with a small role. But, as always, it was perfectly played. (Prism)

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters