Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
A Thousand Clowns - featured

A Thousand Clowns (1965)

Sometimes it's a shame when films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar get forgotten. Other times, it's deserved.
Women in Love - featured

Women in Love (1969)

The biggest problem with the horribly dated "Women in Love" is that it pushes the female characters off to the side.

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.