Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

The Black Sleep (1956)

A classic bit of mid-century horror cheese, with a few genuinely startling moments interrupted by long passages in which the characters explain the plot to each other.

Born Yesterday (1950)

A fun, romantic dash of a movie, "Born Yesterday" also has something to say and features one of the all-time iconic female comedic performances.

1900 (1976)

Known more for its length and sexual content than anything else, "1900" is a sprawling, flawed film that still constitutes a worthy cinematic experience.

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Like the proverbial innocent man convicted of a crime he didn't commit, some great films get consigned to the worst punishment imaginable: being forgotten.

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.