Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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.

The Collector - featured

The Collector (1965)

An early iteration of the serial killer as main character theme, "The Collector" features two wonderful performances by Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar.
The Night Porter - featured

The Night Porter (1974)

"The Night Porter" is one of the most reviled and celebrated art films of the last half-century. Personally, I don't see the two as mutually exclusive.

An American in Paris - featured

An American in Paris (1951)

A delightful frivolity, fun and energetic, happy-happy moviemaking designed to make people forget their troubles. But Best Picture?
Two-Lane Blacktop - featured

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

There is a purity to "Two-Lane Blacktop" that grabs you like fat tires gripping a hot asphalt road.

Hell Is For Heroes - featured

Hell Is For Heroes (1962)

A forgotten war picture that deserves a better place in the cinematic pantheon, "Hell Is For Heroes" features Steve McQueen at his surly anti-hero best.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia - featured

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

This weird, glorious and brutal south-of-the-border saga is not Sam Peckinpah's greatest film, but it is his most quintessential one.