Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’

Now and Then (1995)

Dismissed as a gender-switch ripoff of "Stand By Me," this warmhearted drama hits all the appropriate warm-and-fuzzy notes.

Bite the Bullet (1975)

This largely unremembered neo-Western features Gene Hackman as a protagonist who both upholds and eschews the traits of a conventional hero.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Now available in a 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition, "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" is simply one of the funniest and most joyous films ever made.

The Far Country (1954)

The next to last in the Anthony Mann / Jimmy Stewart Westerns, "The Far Country" explores the outer limits of the individualist creed of the pioneer code.


Undeniably one of the most gorgeous films ever created, yet curiously unavailable emotionally, like a great masterpiece painting we are instructed to admire.

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.