Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Intervista *** (1987, Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Federico Fellini) – Classic Movie Review 5486

Director Federico Fellini’s 1987 fantasy comedy drama film is a delightful and imaginative tribute to the Rome film studio Cinecittá on its 50th anniversary and mostly a generous toast to himself. It unanimously won the 40th […]

May, 20 · in Uncategorized

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul * (2017, Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Charlie Wright) – Movie Review

After a gap of five years, 2017 brings a surprise fourth movie in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, with an entirely new cast. Jeff Kinney bases his screenplay on his own book, with the script […]

May, 20 · in Uncategorized

Ginger and Fred [Ginger e Fred] **** (1986, Giulietta Masina, Marcello Mastroianni) – Classic Movie Review 5477

Giulietta Masina and Marcello Mastroianni star as wrinkly old dancers Amelia and Pippo, popular Ginger and Fred imitators 30 years earlier, who are reunited to make a comeback on a TV variety show, in director […]

May, 20

Cat People *** (1982, Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard) – Classic Movie Review 5485

Co-writer/ director Paul Schrader’s under-rated 1982 horror movie remakes the 1942 chiller classic Cat People. Nastassja Kinski stars as the beautiful young woman called Irena Gallier who was raised by adoptive parents. Now she is […]

May, 20

Beneath the Planet of the Apes *** (1970, James Franciscus, Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans) – Classic Movie Review 5484

Director Ted Post delivers the welcome 1970 second movie in the original five-film Planet of the Apes saga, with more fascinating monkey business just a notch down from the first film, 1968’s Planet of the […]

May, 19

The Range Feud ** (1931, Buck Jones, John Wayne, Susan Fleming) – Classic Movie Review 5483

Director D Ross Lederman’s 1931 Buck Jones Western may be just a cheap, assembly-line movie but it is briskly handled and entertaining. Disaster strikes when the new sheriff in town, Buck Gordon (Buck Jones), has no […]

May, 19

Two-Fisted Law ** (1932, Tim McCoy, Alice Day, Wheeler Oakman, Tully Marshall, Walter Brennan, John Wayne) – Classic Movie Review 5482

Tim McCoy stars as rancher Tim Clark, who, having been cheated out of his ranch becomes a prospector for silver and strikes it rich, and returns to Betty Owen (Alice Day), the woman he loves. […]

May, 19

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