Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Entertaining and enlightening, "Bingo Long" shines a light on forgotten bits of histories of cinema, baseball and Indianapolis.
Part sex tourism, part futurist plaything and a whole lot inept craftsmanship, "Barbarella" is one of those films that became important without being any good.
Part Australian outback travelogue, part adventure story and part family dramaturgy, "The Sundowners" is a largely forgotten classic worth revisiting.
At once disturbing, funny and fascinating, "Chuck & Buck" is exactly the sort of movie people make at the training grounds of their careers.
This would-be epic Western just doesn't have the narrative heft and distinctive characters to be more than a serviceable tale of squabbling fathers and sons.
John Ford's final Western, an elegy for the American Indian and an apology for his role in their depiction as savages, is discordant and dull.
Following in the wake of counterculture road pictures "Easy Rider," "Vanishing Point" and "Two-Lane Blacktop," "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" is the sellout poseur.
Aside from Peter Ustinov's vamping turn as Emperor Nero and a handful of other interesting supporting characters, "Quo Vadis" is a botched big-budget epic.