Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’

The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

A preposterous movie based on an absurd premise, "The Eagle Has Landed" nonetheless boasts a fine cast and direction by John Sturges.

Broken Arrow (1950)

This gorgeous, bold drama was one of the first Hollywood films to offer a sympathetic portrait of American Indians, though it's undermined by a bogus romance.

Battle of Britain (1969)

A serviceable if unremarkable WWII war film, "Battle of Britain" exists mostly as a marker of great deeds rather than truly capturing them.

Kids (1995)

Despite its lurid depiction of wastrel youths getting high and having sex, there's an immediacy and vitality to "Kids" that can't be denied.

Paper Lion (1968)

The film adaptation of George Plimpton's book offers an inside look at what happens when an everyman tries to impersonate an expert.

The Stranger (1946)

With its heavy-handed symbolism and dippy character construction, "The Stranger" isn't one of the better films directed by Orson Welles.

The Metaphysics of Toy Story, Part II

Continuing his rumination on the metaphysics of the Pixar world of toys, Chris looks at love, politics, religion and death of Woody, Buzz & Co.

The Metaphysics of Toy Story, Part I

From life to death, from breath to dreams, the metaphysics of Pixar's "Toy Story" movies are a fascinating example of how films maintain their internal logic.