Posts Tagged ‘Reeling Backward’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Though its social mores are horribly outdated, "How to Marry a Millionaire" is a colorful and vivid portrait of a bygone era.

Cleopatra (1963)

Grand and gaudy, magnificent and indulgent, "Cleopatra" deserves much better than its current status as a cinematic punchline.

East of Eden (1955)

John Steinbeck's sprawling book doesn't translate perfectly to the screen, but James Dean's transformative performance makes "East of Eden" a watershed film.

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

A surprisingly effective piece of old-school Hollywood "Great Man" mythologizing, with Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison reining in their hammy personas.

The Driver (1978)

Walter Hill's second directorial film helped end Ryan O'Neal's career & stunted Isabelle Adjani's but its stylistic influence on films like "Drive" is obvious.

Up the River (1930)

One of John Ford's earliest sound pictures, the jailbird comedy "Up the River" first introduced audiences to Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy.

When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

A fairly forgettable war comedy filled with goofball slapstick, except it was directed by the great John Ford at the height of his powers.

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

"The Year of Living Dangerously" is a grand and grim reminder of our capacities for hope and despair, and that you don't need a lot of words to convey big ideas.