Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Carve Her Name With Pride - inside

Carve Her Name With Pride (1958)

This mid-century bit of romantic drama includes an espionage angle with Virginia McKenna as a real-life British/French WWII spy.
Silent Running - inside

Silent Running (1972)

Part of Hollywood's ever-so-brief flirtation with counter-culture ideas and stories, "Silent Running" exists mostly as an influencer of later, better sci-fi.

The Hot Rock - inside

The Hot Rock (1972)

This caper comedy from 1972 features a lot of neat setups, nerve-wracking heists and clever dialogue.
Blood Simple - inside

Blood Simple (1984)

Pretentious and forced, "Blood Simple" registers as exactly what it is: the jittery fumblings of promising first-time filmmakers.

Joe Kidd - inside

Joe Kidd (1972)

"Joe Kidd," from an original screenplay by Elmore Leonard, goes to show that even the best of us sometimes do stuff just for a paycheck.
Five Steps to Danger - inside

Five Steps to Danger (1957)

Plodding, dumb and unbelievable, "Five Steps to Danger" is a prime example of mid-century B-movie filmmaking.

Battle of the Bulge - inside

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

You know your dumbed-down cut-up of a WWII movie has a problem with historical accuracy when Dwight D. Eisenhower holds a press conference to denounce it.
Das Boot - inside

Das Boot (1981)

Wolfgang Petersen's brilliant 1981 war epic put the audience in the seat of a German submarine crew for a haunting, unforgettable cinematic journey.