Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’

Kiss of Death (1947)

Remembered for all the wrong reasons, "Kiss of Death" features one of the all-time great film debuts by Richard Widmark.

Conan the Destroyer (1984)

A deliberately toned-down version of Robert E. Howard's bloodthirsty barbarian, "Conan the Barbarian" ends up feeling like Conan lite.

Island in the Sky (1953)

A flat and rather unemotional drama, "Island in the Sky" features John Wayne in an early progenitor of the disaster flick genre.

Convoy (1978)

For the great director Sam Peckinpah, the 1978 trucker comedy/adventure was a low point on the long, lonely road to even lower.

Pretty in Pink (1986)

John Hughes presented bubble-gum pop movies about teens with a somber, often bitter core. "Pretty in Pink" isn't his best, but it is perhaps his most enduring.

Lion of the Desert (1981)

An engaging if uneven biopic about an early Libyan freedom fighter, virtually unknown in the West due to its financier, Muammar Gaddafi.

Funny Girl (1968)

Though the dreary third act pulls down the rest of the film, "Funny Girl" boldly presented a new face to the world.

Rio Bravo (1959)

Some have called it the conservative response to "High Noon," but "Rio Bravo" stands sturdy on its own two boots as a well-crafted Western.