Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
One-Eyed Jacks - inside

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

Marlon Brando's Rio is a deviation from the classic Western protagonist, in that he's a man of action who often isn't sure how to act.
Street Smart - inside

Street Smart (1987)

We can thank "Street Smart" for helping launch Morgan Freeman's brilliant career, but it's otherwise a psychological thriller of little consequence.

Fahrenheit 451 - inside

Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Curiously flat and dry, Francois Truffaut's adaptation of Ray Bradbury's seminal novel never brings the human story to a boil.
Kansas City Confidential - inside

Kansas City Confidential (1952)

A top-notch film noir, "Kansas City Confidential" wasn't afraid to break the mold of what a crime story could be in 1952.

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.