Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
It Happened Tomorrow - inside

It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

More a daffy comedy than a true newspaper movie, "It Happened Tomorrow" raises more questions than it answers.
The Enemy Below - inside

The Enemy Below (1957)

Though not any sort of searing drama or great piece of acting by Robert Mitchum, "The Enemy Below" is an engaging men-at-war picture.

The Defiant Ones - inside

The Defiant Ones (1958)

Despite a stellar pedigree with nine Oscar nominations and two wins, "The Defiant Ones" is a mawkish, moralizing mess.
Zulu Dawn - inside

Zulu Dawn (1979)

The other movie about the Anglo-Zulu War, 1979's "Zulu Dawn" doesn't pack as much emotional punch as 1964's "Zulu."

My Girl image within post

My Girl (1991)

Best known as The Film Where Macaulay Culkin Dies, this coming-of-age period piece is so much more.
Twelve O'Clock High - inside

Twelve O’Clock High (1949)

An unusual war picture for 1949, "Twelve O'Clock High" is less about aerial combat than what happens on the ground between missions.

My Bodyguard - inside

My Bodyguard (1980)

Matt Dillon, Adam Baldwin, Jennifer Beals and Joan Cusack all made their screen debuts in this tender teen drama.
Night of the Living Dead - inside

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

While lacking in technical skill or polished acting, "Night of the Living Dead" has long outlived its B-movie origins.

Lucas - inside

Lucas (1986)

Tender and ambitious, "Lucas" dared to show teens with all their natural failings, idiosyncrasies and goodness.
Hoop Dreams - inside

Hoop Dreams (1994)

"Hoop Dreams" is an epic tale about two basketball wannabes, which draws archetypes from the world around them.

Paper Moon - inside

Paper Moon (1973)

With its lighthearted timbre and somber, striking backdrop, "Paper Moon" is a lovely film that always leaves us guessing.
My Favorite Wife - inside

My Favorite Wife (1940)

This screwball comedy starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne gets lost in expectations.

Hiroshima mon amour - inside

Hiroshima mon amour (1959)

Impressive but not engaging, "Hiroshima mon amour" is a memorable film about forgetting.
Woman of the Year - inside

Woman of the Year (1942)

More a captive of its time than a watershed film, the message of "Woman of the Year" is that she needs a man to be complete.