Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "gang"

Check out all of the posts tagged with "gang".

Too Many Crooks **** (1959, Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Bresslaw, Sidney James, Joe Melia, Vera Day) – Classic Movie Review 6002

Director Mario Zampi’s nimble and nifty 1959 British crime comedy stars the irreplaceable comedy gods Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Bernard Bresslaw and Sidney James, who of course greatly enliven this daft but amusing satire on racketeer […]

Aug, 30

The Island Monster [Il mostro dell’isola] * (1954, Boris Karloff, Franca Marzi, Renato Vicario) – Classic Movie Review 5600

Seeking new work, Boris Karloff tries his luck in Italy, and plays Don Gaetano in writer-director Roberto Montero’s scrappy and pretty awful 1954 Italian crime thriller. In the unsurprising original story by Carlo Lombardo, an […]

Jun, 13

The Italian Job *** (2003, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Seth Green, Jason Staham, Mos Def) – Classic Movie Review 5356

Mark Wahlberg takes over the old Michael Caine role as master thief Charlie Croker in director F Gary Gray’s fast-paced and enjoyable enough, if uninspired 2003 total revamp of the classic Sixties crime caper The […]

Apr, 28

Trespass *** (1992, Bill Paxton, Ice-T, William Sadler, Art Evans, Ice Cube) – Classic Movie Review 5348

Bill Paxton and William Sadler star as Arkansas firemen Vince and Don, who are given a treasure map by a hysterical old man in a burning building. It turns out he stole a large amount […]

Apr, 26

Crime in the Streets **** (1956, John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, James Whitmore, Mark Rydell) – Classic Movie Review 5251

John Cassavetes (aged 26 but playing 18) stars as Frankie Dane, a teenage crime boss who comes back from the edge of committing a vengeance murder of a neighbour because of the intervention of social […]

Apr, 04

Teenage Doll * (1957, June Kenney, Fay Spain, John Brinkley) – Classic Movie Review 4956

‘This story is about a sickness, a spreading epidemic that threatens to destroy our very way of life. We are not doctors. We can offer no cure. But we know that a cure must be […]

Jan, 28

Free Fire **½ (2016, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley, Brie Larson, Jack Reynor, Cillian Murphy, Enzo Cilenti, Michael Smiley, Noah Taylor) – Movie Review

Co-writer/ director Ben Wheatley’s 2016 black comedy action movie is an often funny but disreputable and not very fresh feeling Tarantino-style crime thriller, with a script (by Wheatley and Amy Jump) that looks like they were making […]

Oct, 16


Please use the navigation to move within this section.