Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Humphrey Bogart's final film underscored his unique, brooding charisma as one of cinema's most unlikely stars.
Despite its hammy acting and spotty plotting, this early example of film noir set the bar for crime procedurals for decades to come.
Though its reputation hasn't quite survived as well as it deserved, "Magic" remains a creepy, effective proto-horror film.
The lovely, ruminating look at trying to recapture lightning in a bottle forms the middle leg of Richard Linklater's romantic-drama trilogy.
Humdrum and impersonal, "Von Ryan's Express" is a lackluster example of the WWII prisoner-of-war adventure.
Remembered for all the wrong reasons, "Kiss of Death" features one of the all-time great film debuts by Richard Widmark.
A deliberately toned-down version of Robert E. Howard's bloodthirsty barbarian, "Conan the Barbarian" ends up feeling like Conan lite.
A flat and rather unemotional drama, "Island in the Sky" features John Wayne in an early progenitor of the disaster flick genre.