Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Cyclo [Xích lô] *** (1995, Le Van Loc, Tony Leung, Tran Nu Yên-Khê) – Classic Movie Review 5933

This arty but extremely polished 1995 Vietnamese crime drama is made with exquisite care by the director of The Scent of Green Papaya (1993), Tran Anh Hung. Le Van Loc plays an 18-year-old taxi cyclist […]

Aug, 18 · in Reviews

Cyborg ** (1989, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Alex Daniels, Dayle Haddon) – Classic Movie Review 5932

The young Jean-Claude Van Damme at the height of his burgeoning arts hunk career plays a slinger (guide) called Gibson Rickenbacker who meets a woman called Pearl Prophet (Dayle Haddon) who reveals she is a cyborg […]

Aug, 18 · in Reviews

Rio Rita **** (1929, Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Don Alvarado) – Classic Movie Review 5930

‘Ziegfeld’s fabulous all-talking, all-singing super screen spectacle.’ Rio Rita (1929) was the first smash hit for the RKO studio, then releasing films under the RKO Radio Pictures name. The studio spent heavily on this extravagant musical, […]

Aug, 17

Jet Pilot ** (1957, John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C Flippen) – Classic Movie Review 5931

John Wayne stars as hunky US Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon who loops-the-loop for sexy defecting Soviet flier Lieutenant Anna Marladovna (Janet Leigh). He falls in love with Anna on an assignment to escort her, in plane-mad […]

Aug, 17

The Long, Long Trailer **** (1953, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn, Moroni Olsen) – Classic Movie Review 5929

Director Vincente Minnelli’s 1953 road movie comedy is a sprightly, nimble vehicle for the I Love Lucy real-life married pair Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who star as a couple who make the mistake of […]

Aug, 17

The Longest Day **** (1962, John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Richard Todd, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Rod Steiger, Robert Wagner) – Classic Movie Review 5928

This three-hour 1962 blockbuster epic presents the story of the Allied 1944 D-Day Normandy landings according to Cornelius Ryan’s bestseller, producer Darryl F Zanuck and 20th Century Fox. All of them must share the authorship […]

Aug, 17

A Nightmare on Elm Street 6: Freddy’s Dead – The Final Nightmare * (1991, Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane) – Classic Movie Review 5927

‘You Think You Know About Dreams… You Know Nothing!’ Director Rachel Talalay’s 1991 horror movie is the feeble, alleged end of the A Nightmare on Elm Street saga, supposedly putting Freddy Krueger to his final […]

Aug, 17

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