Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness - inside

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

This romantic drama features the incomparable Ingrid Bergman, and also plenty of old-school Hollywood BS.
Walkabout - inside

Walkabout (1971)

Often described as one of the most beautiful films ever made, though I couldn't completely forgive "Walkabout" for violating its own emotional integrity.

The Black Sleep - lede

The Black Sleep (1956)

A classic bit of mid-century horror cheese, with a few genuinely startling moments interrupted by long passages in which the characters explain the plot to each other.
Born Yesterday - inside

Born Yesterday (1950)

A fun, romantic dash of a movie, "Born Yesterday" also has something to say and features one of the all-time iconic female comedic performances.

1900 - inside

1900 (1976)

Known more for its length and sexual content than anything else, "1900" is a sprawling, flawed film that still constitutes a worthy cinematic experience.
Presumed Innocent - lede

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Like the proverbial innocent man convicted of a crime he didn't commit, some great films get consigned to the worst punishment imaginable: being forgotten.

Capturing the Friedmans - inside

Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Andrew Jarecki's exploration of an infamous child molestation case is really about the concept of reality versus perception, the knowable and the confounding.
The Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah - inside

The Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)

A classic example of mid-century ersatz Hollywood cheese, brazenly attempting to rip off a spectacularly successful film on the cheap.