Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Ensign Pulver ** (1964, Robert Walker Jr, Burl Ives, Walter Matthau) – Classic Movie Review 5883

Producer-director Joshua Logan’s 1964 comedy sequel stars Robert Walker Jr as Ensign Pulver, but alas he is not up to stepping into the Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winning Jack Lemmon’s shoes in the original role in […]

Aug, 08 · in Uncategorized

Mister Roberts ***** (1955, Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon) – Classic Movie Review 5882

Directors John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy’s 1955 comedy was a big success at the box-office, thanks to the highly effective mix of comedy, sentiment and drama. Jack Lemmon won the Oscar for best supporting actor. […]

Aug, 08 · in Uncategorized

Missing ***** (1982, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron) – Classic Movie Review 5879

Writer-director Constantin Costa-Gavras’s 1982 political thriller is tremendously well-handled, targeted for maximum emotional impact, with the director maintaining high dramatic tension and a dynamic pace throughout. Jack Lemmon gives a superb performance as Ed Horman, […]

Aug, 08

The Crimes of Stephen Hawke ** (1936, Tod Slaughter, Marjorie Taylor, D J Williams ) – Classic Movie Review 5881

Producer-director George King’s 1936 British murder thriller melodrama stars Tod Slaughter, who barnstorms back into action as Stephen Hawke, a kind-seeming Regency moneylender revealed as The Spine Breaker, the murderer who has rampaged through London. […]

Aug, 08

Crimewave *** (1985, Louise Lasser, Paul L Smith, Brion James) – Classic Movie Review 5880

Writer-director Sam Raimi joins forces with the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, for the script of this strange, knockabout, 1985 black-comedy thriller, gleefully infested with spoof slapstick goofball absurd black humour. Oddball actors Paul L […]

Aug, 08

Crimetime * (1996, Stephen Baldwin, Pete Postlethwaite, Sadie Frost) – Classic Movie Review 5876

Stephen Baldwin stars as a much-resting young actor who develops a growing empathy with a supposed real-life serial killer (Pete Postlethwaite) he takes a job portraying on a TV show that re-creates the killer’s crimes. […]

Aug, 08

Crimes of the Heart *** (1986, Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Tess Harper, Hurd Hatfield) – Classic Movie Review 5875

Beth Henley reworks her own Pulitzer-prizewinning play as a vehicle for three of Hollywood’s top Eighties stars, Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, and Sissy Spacek as Lenny, Meg and Becky ‘Babe’ Magrath, eccentric Southern sisters undergoing […]

Aug, 07



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