Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Forty Guns **** (1957, Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, Gene Barry, John Ericson) – Classic Movie Review 5381

Writer/ producer/ director Samuel Fuller’s 1957 Western stars Barbara Stanwyck as ranch-owner, 40 armed-men-owner and queen of Arizona’s Cochise County, Jessica Drummond. Stanwyck’s Jessica Drummond protects her wicked brother Brockie Drummond (John Ericson) against two marshal brothers, […]

May, 02 · in Uncategorized

The Wedding Party ** (1969, Charles Pfluger, Valda Setterfield, Raymond McNally, John Braswell, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Salt, William Finley, Jill Clayburgh) – Classic Movie Review 5380

This wildly comic 1969 film farce is written, produced, edited and directed by theatre professor Wilford Leach and two of his students, protégé Brian De Palma and Cynthia Monroe, who bankrolled its $43,000 budget. The plot follows the […]

May, 01 · in Uncategorized

Sitcom ***½ (1998, Adrien de Van, Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret, Marina de Van) – Classic Movie Review 5379

Writer-director François Ozon’s 1998 French surreal black comedy is shockingly funny and, at heart, thoughtful and intelligent. It traces the arrival of a pet rat that causes chaos in the household of a wealthy suburban […]

May, 01

Sisters [Blood Sisters] **** (1972, Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning) – Classic Movie Review 5378

Co-writer/ director Brian De Palma again employs Charles Durning and Jennifer Salt, who starred in his early film Hi, Mom! (1969) for his enjoyable, shocking, graphic 1972 psychological horror murder thriller. Cheekily influenced by the films of Alfred Hitchcock […]

May, 01

Greetings ***½ (1968, Robert De Niro, Jonathan Warden, Gerrit Graham, Richard Hamilton, Megan McCormick, Allen Garfield) – Classic Movie Review 5377

Co-writer-director Brian De Palma’s 1968 satirical comedy stands out as an early collaboration with star Robert De Niro in a one-moment-in-time story about three Vietnam War draft evaders (Jonathan Warden as Paul Shaw, Gerrit Graham […]

May, 01

Hi, Mom! **** (1970, Robert De Niro, Charles Durning, Allen Garfield) – Classic Movie Review 5376

Writer-director Brian De Palma’s 1970 black comedy is a sequel to his 1968 Greetings, with Robert De Niro starring again, reprising his character of Jon Rubin as a Vietnam vet and maker of porn movies, who […]

May, 01

Killers Three **½ (1968, Robert Walker Jr, Dick Clark, Diane Varsi) – Classic Movie Review 5375

Director Bruce Kessler’s intense and involving 1968 western crime drama stars Robert Walker Jr and Dick Clark, who play ex-con Johnny Warder and Roger, backwoodsmen from North Carolina, who rob a bootlegger’s safe with Johnny’s […]

May, 01

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