Reeling Backward
How the West Was Won - featured

How the West Was Won (1962)

Epic more in aesthetics than scope, "How the West Was Won" used Cinerama to try and lure audiences back into the theaters at the close of the Golden Age.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

One of the best remakes ever, and a classic of the sci-fi/horror genre.


Buried Treasures: Silver Streak

While “Silver Streak” is obviously a comedy, it also works as a mystery film and a rollicking adventure.
The Last Time I Saw Paris - featured

The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

An overlong, overly maudlin example of Golden Age filmmaking, a four-hankie weepie — I laughed, I cried, I couldn't wait for it to end.

Duck You Sucker - featured

Duck, You Sucker! (1971)

Like a lot of Sergio Leone's films, "Duck, You Sucker!" has some big ideas lurking beneath a gaudy facade of violence and miscreant behavior.
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After Dark, My Sweet

A dark, intransigent look at three lonely, emotionally drained characters who would do anything for money.

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines - featred

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)

This 1965 piffle is a reminder that big-budget movie-making for pure entertainment existed long before the blockbuster era.
Big Trouble in Little China - featured

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

An overpriced, goofy doof of a movie, "Big Trouble in Little China" laid low a lot of careers, but made some cult fans along the way.

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Buried Treasures: Crash

"Crash" is nothing short of the greatest film about race relations ever made.
How to Marry a Millionaire - featured

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Though its social mores are horribly outdated, "How to Marry a Millionaire" is a colorful and vivid portrait of a bygone era.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

Cleopatra (1963)

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

"Carnal Knowledge" covers a lot of ground — not just in terms of the passage of time, but in terms of cerebral depth.

East of Eden - featured

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.
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Reeling Backward: ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’

This fast-paced British romp still ranks as one of the funniest films ever made.