This week, a sequel to the popular mockumentary classic This Is Spinal Tap was announced with the original cast. It is certainly not the only time in recent memory where a legacy sequel to a comedy classic has united the original stars. In the past few decades, Reiners has quite landed his head. Is there any connection to Shock and Awe, LBJ, or The Magic of Belle Isle?
It''s easy to forget that Reiner was once the director of his generation. Only a few classic filmmakers are lucky enough to produce a film that is synonymous with the genre itself. It''s pretty impressive to see how wildly diverse and completely successful his movies in the 1980s and 1990s were, with the exception of North. Reiner is one of our finest directors; he might even produce a dozen more missed films, yet they''re still listed in the canon of film history. Here are the seven greatest Rob Rein
7.The American President (1995)
Even if you get sick of Aaron Sorkins'' political optimism and simplistic opinions on democracy, The American President is easier to forgive because it is just so cocky. Who else might have thought of the President of the United States as a romantic lead? Reiner is mulled with the political backdrop to explore the story in realism, but he also relishes the tense romance at the center. President Andrew Shepard (Michael Douglas), who was grieving his wife, has fallen for Anna
While Misery certainly wowed audiences, Kathy Bates was a disgruntled performer in an Oscar-winning horror film, which was rarely seen before. It''s also disturbing to watch how an artist encounters someone who takes their work too seriously. Reiner is also dedicating time to developing Paul Sheldon, who plays himself in his creative process.
5.When Harry Met Sally...(1989)
It is easy to look back at When Harry Met Sally right now and label it problematic. While Billy Crystals character is certainly as charming as it was in 1989 due to Reiners'' intentionality. He certainly was not acting in bad faith, and does his best to make both Harry (Crystal) and Missy (Meg Ryan) appreciative and flawed. Reiner also made notes from Carrie Fisher, who was also co-produced the film.
4.This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
This Is Spinal Tap is a warts and all depiction of a band that lives big and then falls apart. Over time, the cast has returned to reprise roles and given performances of the original soundtrack.
3.A Few Good Men (1992)
One of the most popular actors in history, Reiner figured out the perfect way to make the intimacy of the stage work on the big screen. Ever since Sidney Lumet''s classic 12 Angry Men, Hollywood figures have struggled to bring iconic plays to life. How do you make something move at the pace of a film when it was developed for an isolated location? Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) and Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway both tested his courage and heroism, but Nicholson has rarely
2.The Princess Bride (1987)
As you wish. Reiner has mastered many genres, but The Princess Bride is a masterwork of many genres. Is it one of the best romantic-comedies ever made, one of the best fantasy movies ever made, or is it a one-off movie that deserves praise. However, you may even make the case that The Princess Bride is a perfect example of literary criticism, as you get insights about the reality of a young boy. The brave swordsman Wesley (Cary Elwes), the
1.Stand by Me (1986)
Stand by Me is a powerful summation of what it takes to grow up. It''s one of the rare films that captures the beautiful simplicity of a short story; Reiner shows how fleeting memories look like for children who are reflecting on their future development. The realistic qualities make the final moments so real. Reiner has made many iconic moments, but none of his endings will be matched with you quite the same way.
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