Derek Winnert

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Who’s That Knocking at My Door [I Call First] *** (1967, Harvey Keitel, Zina Bethune, Anne Collette) – Classic Movie Review 5372

Writer-director Martin Scorsese’s 1967 drama film is notable as his feature film directorial debut and Harvey Keitel’s debut as an actor. Though obviously a very tentative, early work, it gets a lot of value for its ultra low budget […]

Apr, 30

Boxcar Bertha **** (1972, Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey, John Carradine) – Classic Movie Review 5371

Director Martin Scorsese’s Depression-era 1972 romantic crime thriller stars the young and lovely Barbara Hershey, who scores a success as real-life Thirties Arkansas labour organiser Bertha Thompson. Bertha takes a leaf out of Bonnie Parker’s […]

Apr, 30

Big Bad Mama II ** (1987, Angie Dickinson, Robert Culp, Danielle Brisebois, Julie McCullough, Jeff Yagher, Bruce Glover) – Classic Movie Review 5370

The 55-year-old Angie Dickinson returns as big bad Wilma McClatchie, a feisty in co-writer/ director Jim Wynorski unexpected, belated 1987 low-budget $1.2 million sequel to 1974’s Big Bad Mama. It is now 1934 and McClatchie […]

Apr, 30

Big Bad Mama *** (1974, Angie Dickinson, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt, usan Sennett, Robbie Lee, Royal Dano) – Classic Movie Review 5369

Director Steve Carver’s robust and rumbustious 1974 gangster thriller is a follow-up to 1970’s Roger Corman hit Bloody Mama with Shelley Winters. This time Angie Dickinson, always game for a go at anything, stars as […]

Apr, 30

Bloody Mama **** (1970, Shelley Winters, Pat Hingle, Don Stroud, Diane Varsi, Bruce Dern, Robert De Niro, Robert Walden, Alex Nicol) – Classic Movie Review 5368

Producer-director Roger Corman’s exciting and fast-moving 1970 gangster thriller cheapie stars the redoubtable Shelley Winters, who eagerly grabs her fine acting chance and her machine gun as uber-forceful Thirties mobster Kate ‘Ma’ Barker. Ma leads […]

Apr, 29

Dark Star **** (1974, Brian Narelle, Andrew Dre Pahich, Cal Kuniholm, Dan O’Bannon) – Classic Movie Review 5367

Co-writer/ co-producer/ scorer/ director John Carpenter’s low-budget ($60,000) 1974 feature film début is a rollicking, anarchic trip into space that merrily debunks a host of other space movies, notably 2001: A Space Odyssey, and paves […]

Apr, 29

One Fine Day **** (1996, George Clooney, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mae Whitman, Alex D Linz, Charles Durning) – Classic Movie Review 5366

George Clooney stars as pressurised New York newspaper columnist Jack Taylor, who meets frenzied architectural designer Melanie Parker (Michelle Pfeiffer). But at first they are both way too busy with their jobs and looking after their […]

Apr, 29

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