Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
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.

Brian's song - inside

Brian’s Song (1971)

The iconic buddy weepie contains some splendid acting for a TV movie, but the storytelling hasn't held up well with the years.
Hondo - inside

Hondo (1953)

A good, though not great, Western, "Hondo" nonetheless stands out from other movies of its era.