Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Richard Attenborough directing a scene from "A Bridge Too Far."

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Virtually forgotten on American shores, "A Bridge Too Far" is perhaps the last of the great World War II epics made.

Harry and Tonto (1974)

Paul Mazursky was a strange species in Hollywood, who made movies not about the big clanging events in life but what comes right before, and after.

The Informer (1935)

Of John Ford's four Oscar wins for Best Director, his first — 1935's "The Informer" — is the least well-known.

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Woody Allen's much-lauded drama about morality and guilt splits the difference between two interesting characters, and loses its way.

Theirs Is the Glory (1946)

"Theirs Is the Glory" is one of the boldest filmmaking ideas ever conceived, but it ends up feeling like a pastiche starring non-actors.

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.