Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Regarded as a film noir classic (with Raymond Chandler's first script), "The Blue Dahlia" is a dull mishmash of phone calls and anticlimactic confrontations.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

Seemingly designed for shock value, this picture is one of the most original visions I've ever seen.

Seven Men from Now (1956)

A lonesome, whistling ode to the Western genre without a single extraneous note.

The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

A well-made but schizophrenic film that marked the end of Gary Cooper's film acting career, the peak of Charlton Heston's and the beginning for Richard Harris.

Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

Dismissed in its day for an epic approach to a tragic love triangle, "Ryan's Daughter" has been rightfully revived as a seminal work in David Lean's oeuvre.

The Natural (1984)

Can a film still be a masterpiece while remaining intrinsically flawed? If so, "The Natural" comes as close as it gets.

Golden Boy (1939)

William Holden's screen debut has a predictably mushy romantic plot, but the vivid characters, emotive acting and smart dialogue carry the day.

The Last Days of Patton (1986)

The great life of Gen. George S. Patton deserved a final chapter on film, but had to settle for this made-for-TV version.