Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, Linda Hunt, Mel Gibson, 1982, (c) MGM/courtesy Everett Collection

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

"The Year of Living Dangerously" is a grand and grim reminder of our capacities for hope and despair, and that you don't need a lot of words to convey big ideas.
None But the Brave - featured

None But the Brave (1965)

Frank Sinatra's only effort in the director's chair resulted in a ham-handed anti-war film with noble intentions but a complete lack of subtlety.

Some Came Running - featured

Some Came Running (1958)

A misguided attempt to recapture magic in a bottle, "Some Came Running" is a poor vehicle for Frank Sinatra and a narrative mess.
From the Terrace - featured

From the Terrace (1960)

This largely forgotten melodrama takes a bold look at marital infidelity and divorce, starring the great Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.

Bedazzled - featured

Bedazzled (1967)

"Bedazzled" is a fun movie, clever and smart with a few things to say underneath the snickering.
No Way Out - featured

No Way Out (1950)

A bold examination of mid-century race relations amidst a potboiler, "No Way Out" is one of those good movies that gets better the more you think about it.

Mr. Christmas Mr. Lawrence - featured

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

David Bowie's favorite screen role was in "Mr. Christmas, Mr. Lawrence," an engaging but often moony contemplation of forbidden love.
The Great McGinty - featured

The Great McGinty (1940)

The story of a crook who loses it all by going straight, "The Great McGinty" launched Preston Sturges' directing career and gave Brian Donlevy a rare leading role.