Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

Hombre (1967)

This revisionist Western is notable for its stern, uncaring anti-hero played by Paul Newman and a more compassionate view of American Indians.

Hell’s Angels (1930)

An early progenitor of the big-budget action spectacular, "Hell's Angels" is astonishing during the flying combat scenes and embarrassing on the ground.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

The culmination of the Spaghetti Western genre, "The Good, the Bad and Ugly" is more a continuation of an ethos than a literal sequel.

For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Though it's slim from a storytelling perspective, "For a Few Dollars More" kept the spaghetti Western party going until it could reach its culmination.

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

If John Ford used landscapes as the backdrop for his character-driven stories, then Sergio Leone's primary canvas was the human face — preferably ravaged.

Flat Top (1952)

Emblematic of everything bad about its cinematic era, "Flat Top" crash-lands into mediocrity and predictability.

Gentleman Jim (1942)

"Gentleman Jim" is a Hollywood-hooey depiction of the iconic fighter, with decent boxing scenes and a wearying romance.

The Purple Plain (1954)

This 1954 British WWII romance/adventure contains two admirable halves that never quite mesh together.