Reeling Backward
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
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.

Crash -- Featured Image

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Though its social mores are horribly outdated, "How to Marry a Millionaire" is a colorful and vivid portrait of a bygone era.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

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.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail -- Featured Image

Reeling Backward: ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’

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