Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
The Warriors - inside

The Warriors (1979)

"The Warriors" exists in a quavery dimension between silliness and sobriety that is largely impenetrable.
The Man Who Never Was - inside

The Man Who Never Was (1956)

"The Man Who Never Was" is a smartly told heist story folded into a World War II movie.

Billy Budd - inside

Billy Budd (1962)

A tremendous adaptation of the Herman Melville drama whose singular Academy Award nomination feels like a great oversight.
The Bridge at Remagen - inside

The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

This 1969 World War II drama is a product of its time, in which souring American attitudes about Vietnam were reflected in movies about previous conflicts.

Primary Colors - inside

Primary Colors (1998)

Dismissed unfairly as "the Clinton movie" back in 1998, "Primary Colors" emerges after a decade-and-a-half as a top-shelf political drama.
The Long Riders - inside

The Long Riders (1980)

This forgotten and criminally underrated Western from 1980 is notable for its stylized violence and terse, organic characterizations.

Tokyo Story - inside

Tokyo Story (1953)

Ozu's 1953 family drama, often near or even at the top of lists of the greatest films of all time, is a major letdown.
One-Eyed Jacks - inside

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Marlon Brando's Rio is a deviation from the classic Western protagonist, in that he's a man of action who often isn't sure how to act.