Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
The Old Man and the Sea - inside

The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

The 1958 film version of Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" is about much more than a really big fish.
Richard III - inside

Richard III (1955)

Laurence Olivier’s 1955 film version of “Richard III” labors mightily to overcome the barrier of the Bard’s flowery poetry.

The Pawnbroker - inside

The Pawnbroker (1965)

An unheralded but seminal film, "The Pawnbroker" elevated Rod Steiger to leading-man status.
High Sierra - inside

High Sierra (1941)

He only got second billing, but Humphrey Bogart is the tops in 1941's "High Sierra."

Steel Magnolias - inside

Steel Magnolias (1989)

The 1989 Southern-fried gem about women crying and laughing together represents chick flicks at their best.
Spartacus - inside

Spartacus (1960)

The 1960 epic about a Roman slave revolt was disavowed by director Stanley Kubrick, but it remains one of his finest films.

F is for Fake - inside

F is for Fake (1974)

Ostensibly a documentary about an art forger, "F is for Fake" is Orson Welles' meditation on art and authorship.
Gattaca - inside

Gattaca

Andrew Niccol's 1997 sci-fi masterpiece looks into the future, and holds a disturbing mirror up to our present.

My Darling Clementine - inside

My Darling Clementine (1946)

John Ford's Western masterpiece dressed the hero in black, stomped on the cliche of the quick draw and made lovable Walter Brennan a chilling villain.
National Velvet - inside

National Velvet (1944)

Thrilling races, a gutsy pint-sized heroine and strong supporting performances make "National Velvet" everything a family film should be.

Wizards - inside

Wizards (1977)

After seeing Ralph Bakshi's post-apocalyptic tale, I'm convinced he didn't make animated films -- he made cartoons
Ship of Fools - inside

Ship of Fools (1965)

Sometimes Stanley Kramer's social consciousness resulted in sublime films, but "Ship of Fools" is heavy-handed with its high-mindedness.

Dial M for Murder - inside

Dial M for Murder (1954)

Alfred Hitchcock loved to adapt stage mysteries for cinematic thrills, like 1954's "Dial M for Murder."
Back to Bataan - inside

Back to Bataan (1945)

Stodgy and creaky, "Back to Bataan" is an example of low-end, mean-spirited WWII propaganda film.