Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Castle Keep *** (1969, Burt Lancaster, Peter Falk, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Patrick O’Neal, Al Freeman Jnr, Scott Wilson, Tony Bill, Bruce Dern, Astrid Heeren, Michael Conrad) – Classic Movie Review 5045

In director Sydney Pollack’s odd but vital and intriguing 1969 World War Two wartime drama set in 1944, eight American soldiers led by a one-eyed Major Abraham Falconer (Burt Lancaster) and his Sergeant Orlando Rossi […]

Feb, 22 · in Reviews

This Property Is Condemned ***½ (1966, Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Mary Badham, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson) – Classic Movie Review 5044

Director Sydney Pollack 1966 dysfunctional family romantic drama is typical Tennessee Williams fare, though his two-hander, one-act play is merely the starting point of a more ambitious movie screenplay co-written by the young Francis Coppola. […]

Feb, 22 · in Reviews

Bobby Deerfield ** (1977, Al Pacino, Marthe Keller, Anny Duperey, Walter McGinn, Romolo Valli, Jaime Sanchez) – Classic Movie Review 5043

Producer-director Sydney Pollack’s least interesting and least good films were his plush romances that kept insisting on making. Witness his old-fashioned 1977 movie with Al Pacino as American Grand Prix racing driver Bobby Deerfield, who […]

Feb, 22

Havana ** (1990, Robert Redford, Lena Olin, Alan Arkin, Tomas Milian, Raul Julia) – Classic Movie Review 5042

Director Sydney Pollack’s good-looking but disappointing 1990 romantic drama stars Robert Redford as card-playing gambler Jack Weil, who romances icy Nordic beauty Bobby Duran (Lena Olin), who is married to fiery Cuban aristocrat, Arturo Duran […]

Feb, 22

Patriots Day **** (2016, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J K Simmons, Alex Wolff, Michelle Monaghan) – Movie Review

Patriots Day is strong, gripping, rousing real-life thriller stuff, vibrantly telling story of the 15 April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Mark Wahlberg makes a very good, everyman hero as police officer Sgt […]

Feb, 22

A Cure for Wellness * (2016, Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth) – Movie Review

It is good to have a horror movie in the mainstream, good to provide stonking great star roles for the always welcome and talented Dane DeHaan and Jason Isaacs, and good to have a great looking movie. That’s […]

Feb, 22

Logan **** (2017, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E Grant) – Movie Review

Death is everywhere in co-writer/ director James Mangold’s dark and dangerous R-rated movie follow-up to The Wolverine (2013), with Hugh Jackman back for what he has named his final turn as Logan. So the Logan movie is not […]

Feb, 22

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