Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Even as a schmaltzy low-budget military/sci-fi mashup, "The Final Countdown" feels cheap and lazy.
The 1970 biopic tries too hard to turn Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I of England into antagonists.
Marlon Brando, Fred Zinnemann and Carl Foreman were all in the early part of their careers in "The Men," a flawed but promising drama about paralyzed soldiers.
René Clément's long-lost World War II gem takes us aboard a submarine for a harrowing psychological journey with Nazis.
Popcorn entertainment fused with philosophy, "The Matrix" is one of the best films of the '90s and a prophecy for the world today.
Largely forgotten, this grim 1966 Western actioner helped make Lee Marvin a star and earned three Oscar nominations.
Erroneously described for posterity as a fast-paced thriller, "The Lady Vanishes" is Alfred Hitchcock's cinematic equivalent of lollygagging.
The fantasy/horror/sci-fi hybrid represented the crossing of the Rubicon in popular filmmaking, as PG-13 movies began to push the limits of violence and sex.