Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

Two Thousand Women (1944)

This ill-conceived comedy renders the greatest conflict in the history of mankind into a slamming-doors farce with gushy romance and cartoon villains.

Eyes Without a Face (1960)

"Eyes Without a Face" is revered as a seminal bit of proto-horror, but not by me.

Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Despite its impressive pedigree and recent restoration, "Hangmen Also Die!" works better as a piece of WWII propaganda than as a coherent film.

The Hands of Orlac (1924)

Beautiful to look at but horridly dated narratively, "The Hands of Orlac" exists now as a museum piece; watching it, we experience not its power but its echo.

The Night of the Iguana (1964)

"The Night of the Iguana" shows the limitations of its stage roots; movies tend to feel claustrophobic if they're not on the move.

The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

What do you do after blowing up the Western genre? If you're Sam Peckinpah, you make the silly — yet slyly consequential — "The Ballad of Cable Hogue."

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)

The low-budget musical comedy from the house of Roger Corman is fun and frothy in a dimwitted sort of way.

The Wild Geese (1978)

An aggressively bad action-adventure film, "The Wild Geese" lionizes the mercenaries who so often played the cinematic heavies.