Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Andrew Jarecki's exploration of an infamous child molestation case is really about the concept of reality versus perception, the knowable and the confounding.

The Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)

A classic example of mid-century ersatz Hollywood cheese, brazenly attempting to rip off a spectacularly successful film on the cheap.

Germany, Year Zero (1948)

The last of Roberto Rossellini's neorealist WWII trilogy explores the desolation of the defeated in post-war Berlin.

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

This WWII romance/adventure, twice nominated for an Academy Award, deserves more of a reputation than its current forgotten status.

My Life As a Dog (1985)

One of my personal touchstone films, "My Life As a Dog" showed an American teenager how vibrant and alive foreign cinema can be.

Urban Cowboy (1980)

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.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

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.

King & Country (1964)

This forgotten anti-war film is thematically similar to Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory," and stands out for its beautifully bleak photography.