Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
The Seventh Seal - inside

The Seventh Seal (1957)

Ingmar Bergman's 1957 masterpiece remains an exhilarating exploration of the silence between man and God.
Five Came Back - lede

Five Came Back (1939)

This low-budget 1939 adventure starring Lucille Ball, Chester Morris and John Carradine set the standard for decades of disaster flicks.

Aliens - inside

Aliens (1986)

James Cameron's suspenseful follow-up to Ridley Scott's atmospheric horror-film-in-space remains the perfect summer movie.
An American Crime - inside

An American Crime (2007)

The movie about the most horrifying crime in Indianapolis history drew some infamy of its own.

Les Miserables - inside

Les Misérables (1935)

Though a worthy effort, the 1935 version of "Les Misérables" is a ghostly shadow of a great story, whispered over a tremendous distance.
A Price Above Rubies - inside

A Price Above Rubies (1998)

Boaz Yakin's sophomore film stars Renee Zellweger as a young Hasidic Jew woman constrained by her arranged marriage.

Beauty and the Beast - inside

Beauty and the Beast (1946)

Visually sumptuous, Jean Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast" clearly influenced the Disney animated version.
Odd Man Out - inside

Odd Man Out (1947)

Before "The Third Man," Carol Reed directed this film noir-ish thriller starring James Mason as an IRA chief on the run.

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Black Narcissus

One of the most beautiful films still remains powerful after 60 years.
Sugarland Express - inside

The Sugarland Express (1974)

Steven Spielberg's first feature film launched the career of arguably the most successful modern director.

Men of the Fighting Lady - inside

Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)

This stolid Korean War drama about Navy pilots lends insight into the changing cinematic depiction of war after 1945.
Becket - inside

Becket (1964)

This 1964 adaptation of the award-winning play crackles with smart dialogue performed by two actors at their peak.

Aguirre The Wrath of God - inside

Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)

Werner Herzog's hallucinatory film about a Spanish expedition in search of gold remains a mesmerizing tone poem.
Limelight - inside

Limelight (1952)

He went on to make two more unmemorable movies, but most consider "Limelight" to be Charlie Chaplin's swan song.