Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
This forgotten and criminally underrated Western from 1980 is notable for its stylized violence and terse, organic characterizations.
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.
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.
We can thank "Street Smart" for helping launch Morgan Freeman's brilliant career, but it's otherwise a psychological thriller of little consequence.
Curiously flat and dry, Francois Truffaut's adaptation of Ray Bradbury's seminal novel never brings the human story to a boil.
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" 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.
Despite being a war movie with no combat, "The Gallant Hours" is an effective rumination on the loneliness of high command.