Reeling Backward
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

12 Monkeys (1995)

The great Terry Gilliam's dystopic (of course!) vision of a future where we can't tell what's real or not seems disturbingly prescient.

Donovan’s Reef (1963)

Though it seems to exist mainly as a reason for Johns Wayne and Ford to do a whole lotta drinkin' and fishin' on the studio's dime, "Donovan's Reef" is undeniably well-made and breezily entertaining.

The Web (1947)

Vincent Price, Ella Raines and Edmund O'Brien star in this unheralded film noir about a twisted love triangle that's now out in a handsome Blu-ray edition from Kino Lorber.

Willow (1988)

The underappreciated fantasy film from George Lucas and Ron Howard delighted the young audiences it was intended for, poked fun at its critics -- by name -- and is now set for a Disney+ reboot.

Big Fish (2003)

Tim Burton's lone outstanding, heartfelt film of the last two decades may not seem like a natural fit with his horror-tinged oeuvre. But in some ways it's his most intimate, personal movie.

The Plainsman (1936)

Sometimes painfully anachronistic, this Western starring Gary Cooper as Wild Bill Hickok still boats plenty of Old Hollywood action and glamor.

A Place in the Sun (1951)

The tragic romance/drama starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters is more interesting for the meanings just below the surface of a rather standard-issue plot.

The Grey Fox (1982)

Stuntman turned bit player turned supporting actor turned leading man, Richard Farnsworth starred in “The Grey Fox,” a Western for those who are not fans of Westerns.