Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Nashville-Ronee-Blakley

Reeling Backward: Nashville

Nothing could prepare viewers for “Nashville.” Robert Altman didn’t skewer or revise any film discipline. He invented his own. And the result was pure magic.
Time Limit - featured

Time Limit (1957)

A well-intentioned military drama that wears its emotions too openly, "Time Limit" was Karl Malden's only effort in the director's chair.

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness - inside

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

This romantic drama features the incomparable Ingrid Bergman, and also plenty of old-school Hollywood BS.
Walkabout - inside

Walkabout (1971)

Often described as one of the most beautiful films ever made, though I couldn't completely forgive "Walkabout" for violating its own emotional integrity.

The Black Sleep - lede

The Black Sleep (1956)

A classic bit of mid-century horror cheese, with a few genuinely startling moments interrupted by long passages in which the characters explain the plot to each other.
Born Yesterday - inside

Born Yesterday (1950)

A fun, romantic dash of a movie, "Born Yesterday" also has something to say and features one of the all-time iconic female comedic performances.

1900 - inside

1900 (1976)

Known more for its length and sexual content than anything else, "1900" is a sprawling, flawed film that still constitutes a worthy cinematic experience.
Presumed Innocent - lede

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Like the proverbial innocent man convicted of a crime he didn't commit, some great films get consigned to the worst punishment imaginable: being forgotten.