Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Heaven Knows Mr. Allison - inside

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

This WWII romance/adventure, twice nominated for an Academy Award, deserves more of a reputation than its current forgotten status.
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My Life As a Dog (1985)

One of my personal touchstone films, "My Life As a Dog" showed an American teenager how vibrant and alive foreign cinema can be.

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Urban Cowboy (1980)

A cynical studio ploy to ride John Travolta's song-and-dance stardom, "Urban Cowboy" is a totem for the urge to recreate America's pioneer legend.
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

A movie about a vexing mystery that cares not a whit about solving it; rather, it's a dreamy contemplation of the power of the puzzle itself.

King and Country - inside

King & Country (1964)

This forgotten anti-war film is thematically similar to Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory," and stands out for its beautifully bleak photography.
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Angels One Five (1952)

A war picture in which you barely get any glimpse of war, "Angels One Five" is a subpar British WWII drama.

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Good Will Hunting (1997)

Despite frequent jokes about its authorship, "Good Will Hunting" remains one of the most vibrant, original screenplays of the 1990s.
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The Truman Show (1998)

Peter Weir's eerily prescient take on the invasive nature of media made good use of Jim Carrey's early manic comic persona.