Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "fire"

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Quest for Fire **** (1981, Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, Rae Dawn Chong) – Classic Movie Review 5335

Director Jean-Jacques Annaud’s bizarre and ambitious 1981 prehistoric times historical adventure epic is impossible to classify and often impenetrable. Never the less, as an attempt to recreate a savage, dawning world, it is mighty impressive. […]

Apr, 23

The Saga of Gosta Berling [Gösta Berling’s Saga] **** (1924, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson) – Classic Movie Review 5324

In this extremely intriguing curio 1924 Swedish silent movie epic, Greta Garbo stars as Elizabeth Dohna in her first leading part in a feature-length film, co-starring Lars Hanson, and directed by her mentor, the celebrated […]

Apr, 20

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea ***½ (1961, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Sterling, Joan Fontaine, Peter Lorre, Barbara Eden, Michael Ansara, Frankie Avalon, Henry Daniell, Regis Toomey) – Classic Movie Review 4860

Co-writer/ producer/ director Irwin Allen’s jolly 1961 sci-fi action adventure disaster movie tells his story about an atomic submarine sent to fix a hole in the Earth’s core. Walter Pidgeon plays the US Navy commander, […]

Jan, 08

How Awful About Allan **½ (1970, Anthony Perkins, Julie Harris, Joan Hackett, Kent Smith) – Classic Movie Review 4820

Director Curtis Harrington’s intense 1970 psychological thriller stars Anthony Perkins as Allan, a tormented psychosomatic blind man who thinks that his release from an eight-month stay in a mental hospital and his proximity to his […]

Dec, 30

Mirrors **½ (2008, Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Jason Flemyng, John Shrapnel, Cameron Boyce, Julian Glover) – Classic Movie Review 4625

Kiefer Sutherland does his usual briskly competent job as Ben Carson, a troubled ex-NYPD detective who takes a job as a night-watch security guard at the abandoned Mayflower Department Store devastated by a fire years […]

Nov, 10

Black Sheep ½ (1996, Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole, Gary Busey) – Classic Movie Review 4539

Chris Farley and David Spade re-team after Tommy Boy for director Penelope Spheeris’ s utterly moronic, shamefully slapstick 1996 American teen comedy that needs to be given the widest possible berth. Poor Tim Matheson co-stars as Al […]

Oct, 26

Sorcerer ** (1977, Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou, Ramon Bieri) – Classic Movie Review 4507

Director William Friedkin’s 1977 box-office flop American remake of the 1953 Henri-Georges Clouzot French classic thriller, The Wages of Fear (La Salaire du Peur) is a spectacularly extravagant and sometimes impressive, but mostly sluggish and […]

Oct, 22


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