Reeling Backward
Two-Lane Blacktop - featured

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

There is a purity to "Two-Lane Blacktop" that grabs you like fat tires gripping a hot asphalt road.
Days of Wine and Roses

Buried Treasures: Days of Wine and Roses

Jack Lemmon should have won a Best Actor Oscar if for no other reason than a scene of futile anguish one night while seeking a hidden bottle of alcohol.

Hell Is For Heroes - featured

Hell Is For Heroes (1962)

A forgotten war picture that deserves a better place in the cinematic pantheon, "Hell Is For Heroes" features Steve McQueen at his surly anti-hero best.
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia - featured

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

This weird, glorious and brutal south-of-the-border saga is not Sam Peckinpah's greatest film, but it is his most quintessential one.

A Thousand Clowns - featured

A Thousand Clowns (1965)

Sometimes it's a shame when films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar get forgotten. Other times, it's deserved.
Women in Love - featured

Women in Love (1969)

The biggest problem with the horribly dated "Women in Love" is that it pushes the female characters off to the side.

Little Shop of Horrors Featured Image

Reeling Backward: Little Shop of Horrors

The joy in watching, and rewatching, “Little Shop of Horrors” is that the cast has fun right along with the audience.

Reeling Backward: Nashville

Nothing could prepare viewers for “Nashville.” Robert Altman didn’t skewer or revise any film discipline. He invented his own. And the result was pure magic.