Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Orphans of the Storm ***** (1921, Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Lucille La Verne) – Classic Movie Review 5218

Writer-producer-director D W Griffith’s 1921 historical romantic drama, based on the 1874 French play Les Deux Orphelines by Adolphe d’Ennery and Eugène Cormon, is the last of his really great silent epic films and provides a dramatically and […]

Mar, 29 · in Reviews

The Girl in Black Stockings *** (1957, Lex Barker, Anne Bancroft, John Dehner, Ron Randell, Marie Windsor, Mamie Van Doren) – Classic Movie Review 5217

Director Howard W Koch’s entertaining 1957 thriller stars a fine line-up in Anne Bancroft, Lex Barker, John Dehner, Ron Randell, Marie Windsor, Mamie Van Doren and John Holland, and makes ideal late-night film noir viewing. […]

Mar, 29 · in Reviews

Power Rangers *** (2017, Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G, Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston) – Movie Review

Director Dean Israelite turns in a surprisingly bright, lively and entertaining teenage action fantasy about group of high school student outcasts who meet in detention, band together and then stumble across an old alien ship, […]

Mar, 29

Nightfall **** (1956, Aldo Ray, Brian Keith, Anne Bancroft, James Gregory, Jocelyn Brando, Frank Albertson, Rudy Bond, George Cisar) – Classic Movie Review 5216

Director Jacques Tourneur’s tense, suspenseful and involving 1956 cult classic film noir thriller is too little known. It stars Fifties screen tough guy Aldo Ray, who successfully triumphs over his unusual casting against type as […]

Mar, 29

Bedtime Story *** (1964, David Niven, Marlon Brando, Shirley Jones) Classic Movie Review 5215

Director Ralph Levy’s original 1964 comedy Bedtime Story with David Niven and Marlon Brando as a pair of upstaging rival French Riviera gigolo conmen is now known better as the basis for its 1988 remake […]

Mar, 29

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels **** (1988, Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris) – Classic Movie Review 5214

Director Frank Oz’s delicious 1988 comedy stars a perfect team in Steve Martin, Michael Caine and Glenne Headly. Caine plays a suave Englishman named Lawrence Jamieson who preys on wealthy widows by posing as a deposed […]

Mar, 29

New York, New York ***** (1977, Robert De Niro, Liza Minnelli, Lionel Stander, Mary Kay Place, Barry Primus) – Classic Movie Review 5213

Director Martin Scorsese’s immensely stylish 1977 show is a wonderful salute to the era and culture of the vintage big band musicals. Robert De Niro stars as Jimmy Doyle, the smooth but selfish and erratic […]

Mar, 28

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