Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
The Champ - inside

The Champ (1979)

"The Champ" may be a weepie, but it's a damn fine one — with a performance from Ricky Schroder that becomes the crownbearer for Best Child Acting Ever.
The Gallant Hours - inside

The Gallant Hours (1960)

Despite being a war movie with no combat, "The Gallant Hours" is an effective rumination on the loneliness of high command.

My Name Is Nobody - inside

My Name is Nobody (1973)

This spaghetti Western, Henry Fonda's last stint in the saddle, is a jaunty comic journey about old and young gunmen, with a terrific score by Ennio Morricone.
The Grand Illusion - inside

Le Grande Illusion

Jean Renoir's 1937 classic war film gets a sumptuous release on Blu-ray.

The Stunt Man - inside

The Stunt Man (1980)

With three Oscar nominations it did not deserve, "The Stunt Man" is a confused diatribe against ... something.
The Big Red One - inside

The Big Red One (1980)

Samuel Fuller's semi-autobiographical film about a squad of soldiers surviving World War II is a gritty and offbeat take on the genre.

Bad Boys - inside

Bad Boys (1983)

This largely forgotten but seminal 1983 prisoner drama launched Sean Penn's career as a serious actor.
Bully - inside

Bully (2001)

Larry Clark's lurid depiction of a real-life murder of a bullying teen by his friends teases rather than teaches us.