Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Though not any sort of searing drama or great piece of acting by Robert Mitchum, "The Enemy Below" is an engaging men-at-war picture.
Despite a stellar pedigree with nine Oscar nominations and two wins, "The Defiant Ones" is a mawkish, moralizing mess.
The other movie about the Anglo-Zulu War, 1979's "Zulu Dawn" doesn't pack as much emotional punch as 1964's "Zulu."
Best known as The Film Where Macaulay Culkin Dies, this coming-of-age period piece is so much more.
An unusual war picture for 1949, "Twelve O'Clock High" is less about aerial combat than what happens on the ground between missions.
Matt Dillon, Adam Baldwin, Jennifer Beals and Joan Cusack all made their screen debuts in this tender teen drama.
While lacking in technical skill or polished acting, "Night of the Living Dead" has long outlived its B-movie origins.
Tender and ambitious, "Lucas" dared to show teens with all their natural failings, idiosyncrasies and goodness.
"Hoop Dreams" is an epic tale about two basketball wannabes, which draws archetypes from the world around them.
With its lighthearted timbre and somber, striking backdrop, "Paper Moon" is a lovely film that always leaves us guessing.
This screwball comedy starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne gets lost in expectations.
Impressive but not engaging, "Hiroshima mon amour" is a memorable film about forgetting.
More a captive of its time than a watershed film, the message of "Woman of the Year" is that she needs a man to be complete.
A solid, engaging thriller, "Seven Days in May" tends to fall apart when you examine its plot a little more closely.