Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’

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.

Richard Attenborough directing a scene from "A Bridge Too Far."

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Virtually forgotten on American shores, "A Bridge Too Far" is perhaps the last of the great World War II epics made.

Harry and Tonto (1974)

Paul Mazursky was a strange species in Hollywood, who made movies not about the big clanging events in life but what comes right before, and after.

The Informer (1935)

Of John Ford's four Oscar wins for Best Director, his first — 1935's "The Informer" — is the least well-known.

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Woody Allen's much-lauded drama about morality and guilt splits the difference between two interesting characters, and loses its way.