SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS
Directed by Paul Bartel; Screenplay by Bruce Wagner
The big machines are parading by -- the Indiana Joneses and Star Treks and Ghostbusters -- wearing roman numerals like kill counts on their armor plate. In a steamroller summer, what's a low-budget comedy to do? Strut as brightly and bawdily as possible. Anyway, that is the tactic of the new film from Paul Bartel (Eating Raoul), which intrudes on the monster-movie scene like a kid blowing a May Day raspberry in Red Square.
There's not much class, but plenty of struggle, at the Lipkin...