Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’

Gandhi (1982)

"Gandhi" is a worthy piece of filmmaking, though mostly remembered today as "the movie 'E.T.' lost the Best Picture Oscar to."

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Cecil B. DeMille's great epic is a prime example of Hollywood cheese spectacle, at once haughty and glorious.

The Duke of West Point (1938)

A largely forgotten work, "The Duke of West Point" is one of the earliest of films about young men at a military academy.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" is one of those Great Movies that assumed its mantle of greatness without ever escaping the fact that it's merely good.

Orlando (1992)

Sally Potter's gentle, gorgeous and surprisingly funny adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel launched Tilda Swinton's career.

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

A courtroom drama in the British tradition, "Witness for the Prosecution" stars Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich but features Charles Laughton at his best.

The Westerner (1940)

Despite some handsome production values and an Oscar-winning performance by Walter Brennan, the tone of "The Westerner" tumbles all over the prairie.

Advise & Consent (1962)

This lightly regarded film deserves to be remembered as a superior political drama, featuring a bunch of terrific actors letting it fly.