Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Despite some thrilling World War I air combat scenes, "Aces High" fails to deliver on the ground.
An ambitious, if ultimately disappointing, adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's novel about the underside of politics, democracy and America itself.
This gritty boxing drama, though it hasn't aged well, earned an Oscar nom for Kirk Douglas and established many of the patterns of the genre.
Strange to title it "Battle Cry" since it takes more than two hours to reach the film's first, and only, turgid battle scene.
Despite some limitations, "The Mortal Storm" is a top-notch drama notable for being one of the few Hollywood films to tackle Nazism prior to Pearl Harbor.
Originally seen as a big flop among the Stephen King adaptations, "Christine" is best viewed outside the prism of the horror genre.
The original Best Picture Oscar winner remains eminently watchable in a fantastic new restoration for its first release on DVD/Blu-ray.
War is terrible ... except when you've got such a swell bunch of guys to share it with! And some really bad model airplanes.