Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
"Angel and the Badman" is regarded as one of the signature films in the John Wayne library, but it doesn't deserve to be.
Sometimes great things arrive unheralded — such as Denzel Washington's film debut in this throwback comedy that uses social ills as a springboard for yuks.
Entertaining and enlightening, "Bingo Long" shines a light on forgotten bits of histories of cinema, baseball and Indianapolis.
Part sex tourism, part futurist plaything and a whole lot inept craftsmanship, "Barbarella" is one of those films that became important without being any good.
Part Australian outback travelogue, part adventure story and part family dramaturgy, "The Sundowners" is a largely forgotten classic worth revisiting.
At once disturbing, funny and fascinating, "Chuck & Buck" is exactly the sort of movie people make at the training grounds of their careers.
This would-be epic Western just doesn't have the narrative heft and distinctive characters to be more than a serviceable tale of squabbling fathers and sons.
John Ford's final Western, an elegy for the American Indian and an apology for his role in their depiction as savages, is discordant and dull.