Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
If John Ford used landscapes as the backdrop for his character-driven stories, then Sergio Leone's primary canvas was the human face — preferably ravaged.
Emblematic of everything bad about its cinematic era, "Flat Top" crash-lands into mediocrity and predictability.
"Gentleman Jim" is a Hollywood-hooey depiction of the iconic fighter, with decent boxing scenes and a wearying romance.
This 1954 British WWII romance/adventure contains two admirable halves that never quite mesh together.
One of the most bone-headed and turgid spy thrillers you're apt to see, containing a few neat stunts and the exceedingly rare quintuple-cross plot device.
"The Warriors" exists in a quavery dimension between silliness and sobriety that is largely impenetrable.
"The Man Who Never Was" is a smartly told heist story folded into a World War II movie.
A tremendous adaptation of the Herman Melville drama whose singular Academy Award nomination feels like a great oversight.