Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Death Race 2000 - inside

Death Race 2000 (1975)

The 1975 cult classic exists now mostly as a cheesy artifact that nevertheless influenced later films.
Hobson's Choice - inside

Hobson’s Choice (1954)

A smart and sly romantic comedy that showcases the war between the sexes, "Hobson's Choice" is David Lean in his pre-epic phase.

Gregory's Girl - inside

Gregory’s Girl (1980)

Bill Forsyth's breakout film is a romantic comedy in which the characters don't behave for the camera, but simply exist and are observed.
Raiders of the Seven Seas - inside

Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)

A prototypical piece of mid-century low-budget spectacle, "Raiders of the Seven Seas" isn't a bad film, just a cheap one.

Goodbye Mr. Chips - inside

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

A musical romantic drama that departs greatly from the James Hilton novella, "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" boasts one of Peter O'Toole's best turns.
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.