Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Death Wish V: The Face of Death ½ (1994, Charles Bronson, Lesley-Anne Down, Michael Parks, Saul Rubinek) – Classic Movie Review 5052

Writer-director Allan A Goldstein takes over for the 1994 final episode of Death Wish, with a physically much changed Charles Bronson (then 73) back as the wrinkled urban vigilante Paul Kersey. The revenge vigilante action […]

Feb, 23 · in Reviews

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown ½ (1987, Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P Ryan, Perry Lopez, Soon-Tek Oh) – Classic Movie Review 5051

Director J Lee Thompson’s tawdry and disreputable 1987 action thriller is the third sequel to Death Wish (1974). It once again stars Charles Bronson, at the age of 66 still playing wrinkled part-time vigilante, architect Paul […]

Feb, 23 · in Reviews

Marty ***** (1955, Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti) – Classic Movie Review 5050

Director Delbert Mann’s simple, kind-hearted and affecting 1955 drama triumphed at the 1956 Academy Awards, winning four of the most important Oscars, including Best Picture for producer Harold Hecht and Best Actor for Ernest Borgnine. Borgnine […]

Feb, 23

Martin **** (1978, John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest) – Classic Movie Review 5049

Writer-director George A Romero’s blood curdling 1978 horror shocker stars John Amplas as a troubled and disturbed 17-year-old American lad called Martin who thinks that he is an 84-year-old vampire escaped from Romania. Romero toys with […]

Feb, 23

Committed ** (2000, Heather Graham, Casey Affleck, Luke Wilson, Goran Visnjic) – Classic Movie Review 5048

Writer-director Lisa Krueger’s weird 2000 road movie comedy drama is a bumpy ride, with a shaky star turn by always likeable Heather Graham. But she has an incredibly good cast to bail her out slightly. […]

Feb, 22

The Commitments *** (1991, Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher) – Classic Movie Review 5047

Director Alan Parker assembles a likeable cast of youngish people searching after that elusive fame in his hit 1991 musical drama about rise and fall of a Dublin soul band called The Commitments. It stars […]

Feb, 22

The Swimmer **** (1968, Burt Lancaster, Janice Rule, Janet Landgard, Kim Hunter, Diana Muldaur) – Classic Movie Review 5046

Producer-director Frank Perry’s weird but intriguing 1968 surreal drama stars Burt Lancaster as Neddy Merrill, a 50-year-old businessman who decides to jog from pool to pool to swim the eight miles to his home through the […]

Feb, 22

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