Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
A production design in search of a movie, "The Great Gatsby" is a curiously bloodless adaptation of the iconic Fitzgerald novel.
This 1956 drama is a harrowing and terrific portrayal of female POWs during World War II. Too bad the central romance seems pointlessly tacked on.
This well-done World War II film takes an almost documentary-like look at the battle to destroy the mighty German warship.
It might have been another mushy midcentury romance if not for the way "The Enchanted Cottage" focuses on the disfigurement of WWII soldiers.
"Beyond the Time Barrier" is a prime example of low-budget mid-century cheese. It can only be enjoyed ironically.
Often called one of the greatest sports comedies of all time, "Slap Shot" is the rare movie that is contemptuous of the modern state of its sport.
A strange and silly slice of Hollywood cheese, "The Wraith" is what happens when a neat idea gets run over by the '80s.
A daring and bleak depiction of drug addiction and descent, "The Man with the Golden Arm" is the sort of movie that can end on a sour note but still seem hopeful.