Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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.
A nice-looking spy thriller with Marlon Brando in a sly role, "Morituri" sinks under the waves with its creaky, disoriented plot.
A forgotten minor masterpiece, "King Rat" diverges sharply from other prisoner of war dramas.
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.