Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

The Sundowners (1960)

Part Australian outback travelogue, part adventure story and part family dramaturgy, "The Sundowners" is a largely forgotten classic worth revisiting.

Chuck & Buck (2000)

At once disturbing, funny and fascinating, "Chuck & Buck" is exactly the sort of movie people make at the training grounds of their careers.

Broken Lance (1954)

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.

Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

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.

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)

Following in the wake of counterculture road pictures "Easy Rider," "Vanishing Point" and "Two-Lane Blacktop," "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" is the sellout poseur.

Quo Vadis (1951)

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.

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

A crime procedural of a prison movie that seems overly familiar until you realize how much other films, like "The Shawshank Redemption," have borrowed from it.

How the West Was Won (1962)

Epic more in aesthetics than scope, "How the West Was Won" used Cinerama to try and lure audiences back into the theaters at the close of the Golden Age.