Posts Tagged ‘classic film’
John Ford's final Western, an elegy for the American Indian and an apology for his role in their depiction as savages, is discordant and dull.
Following in the wake of counterculture road pictures "Easy Rider," "Vanishing Point" and "Two-Lane Blacktop," "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" is the sellout poseur.
Aside from Peter Ustinov's vamping turn as Emperor Nero and a handful of other interesting supporting characters, "Quo Vadis" is a botched big-budget epic.
A crime procedural of a prison movie that seems overly familiar until you realize how much other films, like "The Shawshank Redemption," have borrowed from it.
Epic more in aesthetics than scope, "How the West Was Won" used Cinerama to try and lure audiences back into the theaters at the close of the Golden Age.
An overlong, overly maudlin example of Golden Age filmmaking, a four-hankie weepie — I laughed, I cried, I couldn't wait for it to end.
Like a lot of Sergio Leone's films, "Duck, You Sucker!" has some big ideas lurking beneath a gaudy facade of violence and miscreant behavior.
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
This 1965 piffle is a reminder that big-budget movie-making for pure entertainment existed long before the blockbuster era.