Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn [Evil Dead II] *** (1987, Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks) – Classic Movie Review 5030

For his bigger-budget ( $3,600,000) horror sequel to the 1981 cult favourite video nasty original The Evil Dead, co-writer/ director Raimi gives his horror fans exactly what they want – another exuberant dose of blood, […]

Feb, 19 · in Reviews

The Evil Dead *** (1981, Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor) – Classic Movie Review 5029

Writer-director Sam Raimi’s seminal 1981 low-budget horror movie is a gut-churning experience. It became a cult video nasty, and one of the highest rated video rentals of its year. It won the Academy of Science […]

Feb, 19 · in Reviews

Hold Your Man **** (1933, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin) – Classic Movie Review 4982

Rapier Thirties wit Anita Loos co-wrote director Sam Wood’s wisecracking, love-at-first-sight 1933 romantic comedy about a crook and a moll especially for MGM’s great stars Clark Gable and Jean Harlow, who were then at around […]

Feb, 18

Saratoga *** (1937, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Walter Pidgeon, Una Merkel, Margaret Hamilton, Hattie McDaniel) – Classic Movie Review 4981

Director Jack Conway’s sad and troubled 1937 MGM movie is the last pairing of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in their sixth and final film together. Harlow died suddenly on 7 June 1937 at the […]

Feb, 18

John Wick: Chapter 2 **** (2017, Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane) – Movie Review

Italian villain Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is none too thrilled when retired ex-hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) refuses his marker to repay his debt and to make a kill for him. Santino promptly blows up his house to […]

Feb, 17

Love in the Afternoon **** (1957, Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver) – Classic Movie Review 4983

Producer-director Billy Wilder’s 1957 romantic comedy was a critical and box office failure and is still often undervalued, but, rightly, its many admirers now rally to support it with great fervour. Star Gary Cooper was pleased […]

Feb, 16

Cast a Dark Shadow *** (1955, Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh) – Classic Movie Review 4984

Director Lewis Gilbert’s 1955 British thriller stars Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, and Kay Walsh. With John Cresswell’s screenplay based on the play Murder Mistaken by Janet Green, this is a stagey and creaky but still […]

Feb, 16

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