Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Often called one of the greatest sports comedies of all time, "Slap Shot" is the rare movie that is contemptuous of the modern state of its sport.
A strange and silly slice of Hollywood cheese, "The Wraith" is what happens when a neat idea gets run over by the '80s.
A daring and bleak depiction of drug addiction and descent, "The Man with the Golden Arm" is the sort of movie that can end on a sour note but still seem hopeful.
"The Misfits" is a glorious, brave portrait of imperfect people yearning for freedom and respect, but trapped in cages of their own crafting.
Ploddingly plotted and indifferently acted, "Rocky Mountain" was no feather in the cap for Errol Flynn or his "Robin Hood" partner William Keighley.
The tale of a blind man on a revenge quest, "The Betrayal" earns points for making a handicapped character its hero ... then loses them for its ham-fisted detective plot.
This criminally underrated film is the kind of thriller Hitchcock would have made if he were around in the '90s.
Unfairly maligned because of its Best Picture Oscar win, "Around the World in 80 Days" is enjoyable spectacle for its own sake.