Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Longest Yard [The Mean Machine] ***** (1974, Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad) – Classic Movie Review 5316

Director Robert Aldrich’s much-loved 1974 movie provided Burt Reynolds with his biggest crowd-pleasing success as Paul Crewe, the American football former pro quarterback, now serving his time as a convict in jail. It is also […]

Apr, 17 · in Uncategorized

The Man Without a Face *** (1993, Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, Margaret Whitton, Geoffrey Lewis) – Classic Movie Review 5311

Director-star Mel Gibson hand-picked the 13-year-old Nick Stahl for his earnest, feel-good 1993 drama, giving him his breakout role as Chuck, the fatherless little boy who befriends an adult male stranger who was horribly disfigured in […]

Apr, 17 · in Uncategorized

54 *** (1998, Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers, Breckin Meyer, Sela Ward) – Classic Movie Review 5310

Twenty years earlier before this movie, New York’s beautiful people were boogeying on down to the disco beat at the dance club to end all nightclubs – Studio 54, the world-famous New York City discotheque. In […]

Apr, 17

Bully **** (2001, Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Leo Fitzpatrick, Kelli Garner, Nick Stahl) – Classic Movie Review 5309

Director Larry Clark’s intelligent, controversial and uniquely disturbing 2001 American psychological crime drama stars Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Leo Fitzpatrick, Kelli Garner, and Nick Stahl as the bully Bobby Kent. Based […]

Apr, 17

Inside Daisy Clover ***½ (1965, Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon, Roddy McDowall) – Classic Movie Review 5308

Co- producer/ director Robert Mulligan’s polished 1965 Hollywood satire drama stars a fine team in Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon, and Roddy McDowall. Ruth Gordon won a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actress […]

Apr, 17

Bagdad **½ (1949, Maureen O’Hara, Vincent Price, Paul Hubschmid) – Classic Movie Review 5307

Maureen O’Hara, Vincent Price and Paul Christian [Hubschmid] are happily employed – if not exactly well cast – in director Charles Lamont’s carefree 1949 escapist adventure that provides a most exotic, Technicolorful touch of the […]

Apr, 17

Badman’s Territory *** (1946, Randolph Scott, Steve Brodie, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Ann Richards, Ray Collins, Chief Thundercloud, Lawrence Tierney, Tom Tyler) – Classic Movie Review 5306

Randolph Scott stars as desperate lawman Sheriff Mark Rowley, who takes on Jesse and Frank James (Lawrence Tierney, Tom Tyler) and almost every legendary Western badman, in director Tim Whelan’s entertaining if wildly non-factual 1946 Western. […]

Apr, 17

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