Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

In the Soup **** (1992, Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals, Seymour Cassel, Will Patton, Stanley Tucci) – Classic Movie Review 5788

Co-writer/ director Alexandre Rockwell’s stylish, clever and appealingly idiosyncratic 1992 low-budget film is beautifully shot by Phil Parmet in black and white, with a funny script by Rockwell and Tim Kissell, and superb comic performances, […]

Jul, 18 · in Reviews

Mistress ** (1992, Robert Wuhl, Martin Landau, Danny Aiello, Robert De Niro, Eli Wallach) – Classic Movie Review 5787

Robert Wuhl stars as Marvin Landisman, a screenwriter-director whose old movie script is liked by a producer, Jack Roth (Martin Landau). But every potential financial backer (Danny Aiello, Robert De Niro and Eli Wallach) has a […]

Jul, 18 · in Reviews

Laughing Sinners *** (1931, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Neil Hamilton, Marjorie Rambeau, Guy Kibbee) – Classic Movie Review 5785

Director Harry Beaumont’s creaky but swift-moving and entertaining 1931 MGM vintage romantic melodrama re-teams Joan Crawford and Clark Gable after Dance, Fools, Dance (1931). Salesman Howard ‘Howdy’ Palmer (Neil Hamilton) drops his bar singer girlfriend […]

Jul, 18

Dance, Fools, Dance *** (1931, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Lester Vail, William Bakewell, Cliff Edwards) – Classic Movie Review 5784

Joan Crawford picked Clark Gable as her leading man for Dance, Fools, Dance in 1931 because she found him attractive and, though both married, they immediately became lovers and remained friends for the rest of […]

Jul, 18

Naughty Marietta **** (1935, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Elsa Lanchester) – Classic Movie Review 5778

This 1935 movie of the 1910 operetta Victor Herbert (music) and Rida Johnson Young lyrics) gives Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy one of their best opportunities in the first of their series of very jolly, […]

Jul, 18

Dancing Lady *** (1933, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Fred Astaire, Franchot Tone) – Classic Movie Review 5783

A lovely cast spruces up director Robert Z Leonard’s fizzy 1933 musical romantic comedy, with a dancing Joan Crawford choosing between romeos Clark Gable and Franchot Tone, while hoofing it with débuting Fred Astaire (as […]

Jul, 18

Forsaking All Others *** (1934, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery) – Classic Movie Review 5782

Director W S Van Dyke II’s 1934 MGM success pairs the irresistible screen star couple of Clark Gable and Joan Crawford in another fast-moving, enjoyable screwball romantic comedy drama. Mary Clay (Crawford) is abandoned at […]

Jul, 17

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