Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Who the $& Is Jackson Pollock - inside

Who the *$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)

The stimulating documentary about a $5 painting that might be a Jackson Pollock and the art world that is compelled to deny it.
Somewhere in Time - inside

Somewhere in Time (1980)

An insipid romance/fantasy that marks the nadir of the time-travel obsession of the 1970s and '80s.

Objective Burma - inside

Objective, Burma! (1945)

After a boring first act, "Objective, Burma!" morphs into a gritty, realistic drama showing what it was really like to be a G.I. dogface in the Pacific theater.
Ghostbusters 2 - inside

Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

If time hasn't exactly turned around the reputation of the little-regarded sequel, it reveals a reasonably entertaining film brought down by a case of the lazies.

Seabiscuit - inside

Seabiscuit (2003)

Chris examines "Seabiscuit," the book and the movie, to see how a written work gets translated to the screen.
Under Ten Flags - inside

Under Ten Flags (1960)

Based on a little-known but thrilling bit of naval history, "Under Ten Flags" isn't nearly as good as its premise demands.

Yojimbo - inside

Yojimbo (1961)

Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece about a lawless samurai was both influenced by, and gave cues, to American Westerns. But Chris argues that it's actually a comedy.
Robinson Crusoe - inside

Robinson Crusoe (1954)

A great-looking adaptation of Daniel Defoe's classic novel about a castaway, but it doesn't translate to modern audiences.