Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
Peter Weir's eerily prescient take on the invasive nature of media made good use of Jim Carrey's early manic comic persona.
This ill-conceived comedy renders the greatest conflict in the history of mankind into a slamming-doors farce with gushy romance and cartoon villains.
"Eyes Without a Face" is revered as a seminal bit of proto-horror, but not by me.
Despite its impressive pedigree and recent restoration, "Hangmen Also Die!" works better as a piece of WWII propaganda than as a coherent film.
Beautiful to look at but horridly dated narratively, "The Hands of Orlac" exists now as a museum piece; watching it, we experience not its power but its echo.
"The Night of the Iguana" shows the limitations of its stage roots; movies tend to feel claustrophobic if they're not on the move.
What do you do after blowing up the Western genre? If you're Sam Peckinpah, you make the silly — yet slyly consequential — "The Ballad of Cable Hogue."
The low-budget musical comedy from the house of Roger Corman is fun and frothy in a dimwitted sort of way.