Reeling Backward


John Boorman's adventure thriller still stands as one of the greatest films of the '70s.

Angel and the Badman (1947)

"Angel and the Badman" is regarded as one of the signature films in the John Wayne library, but it doesn't deserve to be.

Carbon Copy (1981)

Sometimes great things arrive unheralded — such as Denzel Washington's film debut in this throwback comedy that uses social ills as a springboard for yuks.

The King of Comedy

The illnesses of idolatry and obsessive fixation have never been stripped down and shown so skillfully on film.

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

Entertaining and enlightening, "Bingo Long" shines a light on forgotten bits of histories of cinema, baseball and Indianapolis.

Barbarella (1968)

Part sex tourism, part futurist plaything and a whole lot inept craftsmanship, "Barbarella" is one of those films that became important without being any good.

Buried Treasures: Head

This wild, hallucinatory drug-trip of a movie features the Monkees trashing their clean-cut image.

The Sundowners (1960)

Part Australian outback travelogue, part adventure story and part family dramaturgy, "The Sundowners" is a largely forgotten classic worth revisiting.