Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’

The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

A well-made but schizophrenic film that marked the end of Gary Cooper's film acting career, the peak of Charlton Heston's and the beginning for Richard Harris.

Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

Dismissed in its day for an epic approach to a tragic love triangle, "Ryan's Daughter" has been rightfully revived as a seminal work in David Lean's oeuvre.

The Natural (1984)

Can a film still be a masterpiece while remaining intrinsically flawed? If so, "The Natural" comes as close as it gets.

Golden Boy (1939)

William Holden's screen debut has a predictably mushy romantic plot, but the vivid characters, emotive acting and smart dialogue carry the day.

The Last Days of Patton (1986)

The great life of Gen. George S. Patton deserved a final chapter on film, but had to settle for this made-for-TV version.

Cabaret (1972)

"Cabaret" is many things, not the least of which is the answer to a question sure to stump friends on trivia night.

Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

"Action in the North Atlantic" is a seemingly run-of-the-mill bit of WWII wartime propaganda, set apart by its grim tone and outstanding naval action.

Major League (1989)

Sort of the antithesis of "Bull Durham," "Major League" is a jock's jock movie featuring distinctive characters, straightforward jokes and James Gammon.