Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - inside

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

While certainly entertaining, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" seems now less a groundbreaking film and more a minor way station on the way to grander animated ambitions.
Von Richthofen and Brown - inside

Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)

Roger Corman's penultimate film as a director is one of his most ambitious, a fictional take on the Red Baron and the unheralded pilot who killed him (maybe).

Hombre - inside

Hombre (1967)

This revisionist Western is notable for its stern, uncaring anti-hero played by Paul Newman and a more compassionate view of American Indians.
Hell's Angels - inside

Hell’s Angels (1930)

An early progenitor of the big-budget action spectacular, "Hell's Angels" is astonishing during the flying combat scenes and embarrassing on the ground.

The Good the Bad and the Ugly - inside

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

The culmination of the Spaghetti Western genre, "The Good, the Bad and Ugly" is more a continuation of an ethos than a literal sequel.
For a Few Dollars More - inside

For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Though it's slim from a storytelling perspective, "For a Few Dollars More" kept the spaghetti Western party going until it could reach its culmination.

A Fistful of Dollars - inside

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

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.
Flat Top - inside

Flat Top (1952)

Emblematic of everything bad about its cinematic era, "Flat Top" crash-lands into mediocrity and predictability.