Reeling Backward
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

John Ford's final Western, an elegy for the American Indian and an apology for his role in their depiction as savages, is discordant and dull.

Buried Treasures: Bound

This film was way ahead of its time. It succeeds on many different levels.

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974)

Following in the wake of counterculture road pictures "Easy Rider," "Vanishing Point" and "Two-Lane Blacktop," "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" is the sellout poseur.

Quo Vadis (1951)

Aside from Peter Ustinov's vamping turn as Emperor Nero and a handful of other interesting supporting characters, "Quo Vadis" is a botched big-budget epic.

Buried Treasures: ‘Night of the Living Dead’ & ‘Dawn of the Dead’

These two early zombie films are so good they blow the others away.

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

A crime procedural of a prison movie that seems overly familiar until you realize how much other films, like "The Shawshank Redemption," have borrowed from it.

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.