Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Copland [Cop Land] **** (1997, Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro) – Classic Movie Review 910

Writer-director James Mangold’s 1997 thinking-person’s thriller finds Sylvester Stallone giving his best display of acting for years as Sheriff Freddy Heflin, a tubby, hard-of-hearing New Jersey cop who uncovers a deadly web of police corruption […]

Mar, 17 · in Reviews

The Last Detail ***** (1973, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Carol Kane, Clifton James, Michael Moriarty, Gilda Radner, Nancy Allen) – Classic Movie Review 924

Jack Nicholson stars in 1973 with Otis Young as US Navy lifer veterans who are commissioned to escort a young pilferer named Meadows to the brig in Portsmouth. His terrible crime was to try to […]

Mar, 16 · in Reviews

Hercules Unchained [Ercole e la regina di Lidia] **½ (1959, Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Sylvia Lopez, Primo Carnera) – Classic Movie Review 923

Co-writer/director Pietro Francisci’s inevitable 1959 sequel to his and Italy’s 1957 international blockbuster hit Hercules brings muscleman Steve Reeves back with Sylva Koscina’s Iole, now the bride of Hercules, to fight the wicked Queen Omphale of […]

Mar, 16

Hercules [Le fatiche di Ercole] *** (1958, Steve Reeves, Sylva Koscina, Fabrizio Mioni, Ivo Garrani, Gianna Maria Canale) – Classic Movie Review 922

Director-producer Pietro Francisci’s 1957 film Hercules [Le fatiche di Ercole], inspired by the Greek legend and the Apollonios Rhodios poem, is the first in an international hit series of Italian costume spectacles that recreates the […]

Mar, 16

The Last Days of Pompeii [Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei] *** (1959, Steve Reeves, Christine Kaufmann, Fernando Rey) – Classic Movie Review 921

‘The Fiery Summit of Spectacle as the Screen is Swept by Scenes That Stagger the Imagination!’ Director Mario Bonnard and Sergio Leone’s 1959 movie (aka originally Gli Ultimi Giorni di Pompeii) is an engaging Italian historical […]

Mar, 16

The Last Days of Disco *** (1998, Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Chris Eigeman, Mackenzie Astin, Matt Keeslar, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Beals) – Classic Film Review 920

Modish cult writer-producer-director Whit Stillman’s 1998 musical romantic comedy drama stars Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale, who are among a group of friends hanging out at a trendy New York disco in the late 80s […]

Mar, 16

Dreamcatcher **** (2003, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee) – Classic Movie Review 919

Writer-producer-director Lawrence Kasdan’s 2003 screen adaptation (with William Goldman) of the Stephen King novel is brilliantly ambitious and imaginative. Dreamcatcher cleverly combines all King’s usual themes and plotlines. It’s a buddy-buddy flick, paranormal chiller and […]

Mar, 16

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