Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Part of Hollywood's ever-so-brief flirtation with counter-culture ideas and stories, "Silent Running" exists mostly as an influencer of later, better sci-fi.
This caper comedy from 1972 features a lot of neat setups, nerve-wracking heists and clever dialogue.
Pretentious and forced, "Blood Simple" registers as exactly what it is: the jittery fumblings of promising first-time filmmakers.
"Joe Kidd," from an original screenplay by Elmore Leonard, goes to show that even the best of us sometimes do stuff just for a paycheck.
Plodding, dumb and unbelievable, "Five Steps to Danger" is a prime example of mid-century B-movie filmmaking.
You know your dumbed-down cut-up of a WWII movie has a problem with historical accuracy when Dwight D. Eisenhower holds a press conference to denounce it.
Wolfgang Petersen's brilliant 1981 war epic put the audience in the seat of a German submarine crew for a haunting, unforgettable cinematic journey.
More breathless than charming, Preston Sturges' "The Lady Eve" is most notable in how the woman always dominates her man.