Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
The Day the Earth Stood Still - inside

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" is one of those Great Movies that assumed its mantle of greatness without ever escaping the fact that it's merely good.
Orlando - inside

Orlando (1992)

Sally Potter's gentle, gorgeous and surprisingly funny adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel launched Tilda Swinton's career.

Witness for the Prosescution - inside

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

A courtroom drama in the British tradition, "Witness for the Prosecution" stars Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich but features Charles Laughton at his best.
The Westerner - inside

The Westerner (1940)

Despite some handsome production values and an Oscar-winning performance by Walter Brennan, the tone of "The Westerner" tumbles all over the prairie.

Advise and Consent - inside

Advise & Consent (1962)

This lightly regarded film deserves to be remembered as a superior political drama, featuring a bunch of terrific actors letting it fly.
The Paper Chase - inside

The Paper Chase (1973)

A tale of an imagined adversarial relationship between teacher & pupil, "The Paper Chase" shows what is most important in life is often hard to see at the time.

Friendly Persuasion - inside

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

This gentle 1956 comedy-drama may be a little lightweight, but it's an eye-pleasing glimpse of Quaker life and challenges.
Silverado - inside

Silverado (1985)

I've always adored this revisionist Western, even as I can't decide whether it intentionally wades into parody or not.