Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
The winner of the 1952 Academy Award for Best Picture earns its reputation as one of the worst of the best, an incongruent mix of spectacle and sap.
Often called one of the most beautiful films ever made and also one of the most confounding, "Days of Heaven" is actually both.
Based on a trumped-up story that Hollywood trumped one further, "The Wild One" was a spectacularly influential film without being a particularly good one.
Mountain climbing is foolhardy and a worthless endeavor, but it does make for some beautiful adventure films.
The 1974 loopy cult classic is known as a stoner flick, but writer/director John Boorman actually has some profound things to say amidst the silliness.
Ken Follett's giddy page-turner is adapted into a listless and dull film, part chase picture and part mushy romance.
Even as a schmaltzy low-budget military/sci-fi mashup, "The Final Countdown" feels cheap and lazy.
The 1970 biopic tries too hard to turn Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I of England into antagonists.