Reeling Backward

The Far Country (1954)

The next to last in the Anthony Mann / Jimmy Stewart Westerns, "The Far Country" explores the outer limits of the individualist creed of the pioneer code.

Buried Treasures: Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders' “Paris, Texas” presents a stark, empty world, into which is infused a deeply touching story of lost love.


Undeniably one of the most gorgeous films ever created, yet curiously unavailable emotionally, like a great masterpiece painting we are instructed to admire.

The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Regarded as a film noir classic (with Raymond Chandler's first script), "The Blue Dahlia" is a dull mishmash of phone calls and anticlimactic confrontations.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

Seemingly designed for shock value, this picture is one of the most original visions I've ever seen.

North by Northwest

“North by Northwest” is one of those films in which I would change absolutely nothing.

Seven Men from Now (1956)

A lonesome, whistling ode to the Western genre without a single extraneous note.

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.