Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
The Wild One - inside

The Wild One (1953)

Based on a trumped-up story that Hollywood trumped one further, "The Wild One" was a spectacularly influential film without being a particularly good one.
Third Man on the Mountain - inside

Third Man on the Mountain (1959)

Mountain climbing is foolhardy and a worthless endeavor, but it does make for some beautiful adventure films.

Zardoz - inside

Zardoz (1974)

The 1974 loopy cult classic is known as a stoner flick, but writer/director John Boorman actually has some profound things to say amidst the silliness.
Eye of the Needle - inside

Eye of the Needle (1981)

Ken Follett's giddy page-turner is adapted into a listless and dull film, part chase picture and part mushy romance.

The Final Countdown - inside

The Final Countdown (1980)

Even as a schmaltzy low-budget military/sci-fi mashup, "The Final Countdown" feels cheap and lazy.
Cromwell - inside

Cromwell (1970)

The 1970 biopic tries too hard to turn Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I of England into antagonists.

The Men - inside

The Men (1950)

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.
The Damned - inside

“Les Maudits” (“The Damned,” 1947)

René Clément's long-lost World War II gem takes us aboard a submarine for a harrowing psychological journey with Nazis.