Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

"The Year of Living Dangerously" is a grand and grim reminder of our capacities for hope and despair, and that you don't need a lot of words to convey big ideas.

None But the Brave (1965)

Frank Sinatra's only effort in the director's chair resulted in a ham-handed anti-war film with noble intentions but a complete lack of subtlety.

Some Came Running (1958)

A misguided attempt to recapture magic in a bottle, "Some Came Running" is a poor vehicle for Frank Sinatra and a narrative mess.

From the Terrace (1960)

This largely forgotten melodrama takes a bold look at marital infidelity and divorce, starring the great Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.

Bedazzled (1967)

"Bedazzled" is a fun movie, clever and smart with a few things to say underneath the snickering.

No Way Out (1950)

A bold examination of mid-century race relations amidst a potboiler, "No Way Out" is one of those good movies that gets better the more you think about it.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

David Bowie's favorite screen role was in "Mr. Christmas, Mr. Lawrence," an engaging but often moony contemplation of forbidden love.

The Great McGinty (1940)

The story of a crook who loses it all by going straight, "The Great McGinty" launched Preston Sturges' directing career and gave Brian Donlevy a rare leading role.