Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
The 1958 film version of Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea" is about much more than a really big fish.
Laurence Olivier’s 1955 film version of “Richard III” labors mightily to overcome the barrier of the Bard’s flowery poetry.
An unheralded but seminal film, "The Pawnbroker" elevated Rod Steiger to leading-man status.
He only got second billing, but Humphrey Bogart is the tops in 1941's "High Sierra."
The 1989 Southern-fried gem about women crying and laughing together represents chick flicks at their best.
The 1960 epic about a Roman slave revolt was disavowed by director Stanley Kubrick, but it remains one of his finest films.
Ostensibly a documentary about an art forger, "F is for Fake" is Orson Welles' meditation on art and authorship.
Andrew Niccol's 1997 sci-fi masterpiece looks into the future, and holds a disturbing mirror up to our present.
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.
Thrilling races, a gutsy pint-sized heroine and strong supporting performances make "National Velvet" everything a family film should be.
After seeing Ralph Bakshi's post-apocalyptic tale, I'm convinced he didn't make animated films -- he made cartoons
Sometimes Stanley Kramer's social consciousness resulted in sublime films, but "Ship of Fools" is heavy-handed with its high-mindedness.
Alfred Hitchcock loved to adapt stage mysteries for cinematic thrills, like 1954's "Dial M for Murder."
Stodgy and creaky, "Back to Bataan" is an example of low-end, mean-spirited WWII propaganda film.