Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
"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.
This spaghetti Western, Henry Fonda's last stint in the saddle, is a jaunty comic journey about old and young gunmen, with a terrific score by Ennio Morricone.
With three Oscar nominations it did not deserve, "The Stunt Man" is a confused diatribe against ... something.
Samuel Fuller's semi-autobiographical film about a squad of soldiers surviving World War II is a gritty and offbeat take on the genre.
This largely forgotten but seminal 1983 prisoner drama launched Sean Penn's career as a serious actor.
Larry Clark's lurid depiction of a real-life murder of a bullying teen by his friends teases rather than teaches us.