Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
This WWII romance/adventure, twice nominated for an Academy Award, deserves more of a reputation than its current forgotten status.
One of my personal touchstone films, "My Life As a Dog" showed an American teenager how vibrant and alive foreign cinema can be.
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.
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.
This forgotten anti-war film is thematically similar to Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory," and stands out for its beautifully bleak photography.
A war picture in which you barely get any glimpse of war, "Angels One Five" is a subpar British WWII drama.
Despite frequent jokes about its authorship, "Good Will Hunting" remains one of the most vibrant, original screenplays of the 1990s.
Peter Weir's eerily prescient take on the invasive nature of media made good use of Jim Carrey's early manic comic persona.