Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
One of John Ford's earliest sound pictures, the jailbird comedy "Up the River" first introduced audiences to Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy.
A fairly forgettable war comedy filled with goofball slapstick, except it was directed by the great John Ford at the height of his powers.
"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.
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.
A misguided attempt to recapture magic in a bottle, "Some Came Running" is a poor vehicle for Frank Sinatra and a narrative mess.
This largely forgotten melodrama takes a bold look at marital infidelity and divorce, starring the great Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
"Bedazzled" is a fun movie, clever and smart with a few things to say underneath the snickering.
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.