Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’

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.

Kit Carson (1940)

This 1940 Western about the famed frontiersman is amiable, formulaic and dumb as a desert-baked brick.

Cottage to Let (1941)

An odd mish-mash of whodunit, romance, potboiler and WWII drama, "Cottage to Let" shows its stage roots — badly.

Thief (1981)

A moody minor masterpiece, "Thief" is a probing character study disguising itself as a heist flick.

Charade (1963)

The "perfect date movie" is a little bit spy thriller, little bit screwball comedy and a whole lot romantic.

The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Though I was expecting something harder-edged, this cheeky British crime caper features Jack Hawkins in a rare leading role.