Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’

The Harder They Fall (1956)

Humphrey Bogart's final film underscored his unique, brooding charisma as one of cinema's most unlikely stars.

The Naked City (1948)

Despite its hammy acting and spotty plotting, this early example of film noir set the bar for crime procedurals for decades to come.

Magic (1978)

Though its reputation hasn't quite survived as well as it deserved, "Magic" remains a creepy, effective proto-horror film.

Before Sunset (2004)

The lovely, ruminating look at trying to recapture lightning in a bottle forms the middle leg of Richard Linklater's romantic-drama trilogy.

Von Ryan’s Express (1965)

Humdrum and impersonal, "Von Ryan's Express" is a lackluster example of the WWII prisoner-of-war adventure.

Kiss of Death (1947)

Remembered for all the wrong reasons, "Kiss of Death" features one of the all-time great film debuts by Richard Widmark.

Conan the Destroyer (1984)

A deliberately toned-down version of Robert E. Howard's bloodthirsty barbarian, "Conan the Barbarian" ends up feeling like Conan lite.

Island in the Sky (1953)

A flat and rather unemotional drama, "Island in the Sky" features John Wayne in an early progenitor of the disaster flick genre.