Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
The Final Countdown - inside

The Final Countdown (1980)

Even as a schmaltzy low-budget military/sci-fi mashup, "The Final Countdown" feels cheap and lazy.
Cromwell - inside

Cromwell (1970)

The 1970 biopic tries too hard to turn Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I of England into antagonists.

The Men - inside

The Men (1950)

Marlon Brando, Fred Zinnemann and Carl Foreman were all in the early part of their careers in "The Men," a flawed but promising drama about paralyzed soldiers.
The Damned - inside

“Les Maudits” (“The Damned,” 1947)

René Clément's long-lost World War II gem takes us aboard a submarine for a harrowing psychological journey with Nazis.

The Matrix (1999)

Popcorn entertainment fused with philosophy, "The Matrix" is one of the best films of the '90s and a prophecy for the world today.
The Professionals - inside

The Professionals (1966)

Largely forgotten, this grim 1966 Western actioner helped make Lee Marvin a star and earned three Oscar nominations.

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The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Erroneously described for posterity as a fast-paced thriller, "The Lady Vanishes" is Alfred Hitchcock's cinematic equivalent of lollygagging.
Dreamscape - inside

Dreamscape (1984)

The fantasy/horror/sci-fi hybrid represented the crossing of the Rubicon in popular filmmaking, as PG-13 movies began to push the limits of violence and sex.