Picks and Pans Review: Summer Oddities
updated 07/25/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 07/25/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT
COMMISSAR Still banned in the Soviet Union, director Alexander Askoldov's 1967 epic about a pregnant Red Army officer aided by a Jewish family is a powerful indictment of Soviet anti-Semitism.
Three Big Apple punks (Jon Cryer, Daniel Roebuck and—love the name—-Flea) go West and find violence graphically served by director Penelope Spheeris.
SHY PEOPLE Barbara Hershey's devastating, deglamorized performance as a hardened Louisiana bayou woman is the only reason to recommend this overheated gumbo.