Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
The Long Riders - inside

The Long Riders (1980)

This forgotten and criminally underrated Western from 1980 is notable for its stylized violence and terse, organic characterizations.
Tokyo Story - inside

Tokyo Story (1953)

Ozu's 1953 family drama, often near or even at the top of lists of the greatest films of all time, is a major letdown.

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.