Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Andrew Jarecki's exploration of an infamous child molestation case is really about the concept of reality versus perception, the knowable and the confounding.
A classic example of mid-century ersatz Hollywood cheese, brazenly attempting to rip off a spectacularly successful film on the cheap.
The last of Roberto Rossellini's neorealist WWII trilogy explores the desolation of the defeated in post-war Berlin.
This WWII romance/adventure, twice nominated for an Academy Award, deserves more of a reputation than its current forgotten status.
One of my personal touchstone films, "My Life As a Dog" showed an American teenager how vibrant and alive foreign cinema can be.
A cynical studio ploy to ride John Travolta's song-and-dance stardom, "Urban Cowboy" is a totem for the urge to recreate America's pioneer legend.
A movie about a vexing mystery that cares not a whit about solving it; rather, it's a dreamy contemplation of the power of the puzzle itself.
This forgotten anti-war film is thematically similar to Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory," and stands out for its beautifully bleak photography.