Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’

Five Steps to Danger (1957)

Plodding, dumb and unbelievable, "Five Steps to Danger" is a prime example of mid-century B-movie filmmaking.

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

You know your dumbed-down cut-up of a WWII movie has a problem with historical accuracy when Dwight D. Eisenhower holds a press conference to denounce it.

Das Boot (1981)

Wolfgang Petersen's brilliant 1981 war epic put the audience in the seat of a German submarine crew for a haunting, unforgettable cinematic journey.

The Lady Eve (1941)

More breathless than charming, Preston Sturges' "The Lady Eve" is most notable in how the woman always dominates her man.

Morituri (1965)

A nice-looking spy thriller with Marlon Brando in a sly role, "Morituri" sinks under the waves with its creaky, disoriented plot.

King Rat (1965)

A forgotten minor masterpiece, "King Rat" diverges sharply from other prisoner of war dramas.

The Harder They Fall (1956)

Humphrey Bogart's final film underscored his unique, brooding charisma as one of cinema's most unlikely stars.

The Naked City (1948)

Despite its hammy acting and spotty plotting, this early example of film noir set the bar for crime procedurals for decades to come.