Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "gold"

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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

Gay Purr-ee *** (1962, voices of Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Hermione Gingold, Red Buttons, Mel Blanc, Paul Frees) – Classic Movie Review 5174

Director Abe Levitow’s 1962 animated feature of feline frolics is sweet and pleasant in the manner of Disney’s slightly better The AristoCats (1970) . The screenplay by Dorothy Jones, Chuck Jones and Ralph Wright tells […]

Mar, 18

Gold ** (2016, Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell) – Movie Review

Matthew McConaughey overacts as desperate, obsessed gold prospector Kenny Wells, while Edgar Ramírez, underacts as the kindly geologist he teams up with in a desperate bid for the lucky break they both need so badly. […]

Feb, 07

Touchez Pas au Grisbi ***** (1954, Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Lino Ventura, Gaby Basset, Daniel Cauchy, René Dary, Dora Doll, Paul Frankeur) – Classic Movie Review 5007

A sad and smokey bitter-sweet Gallic atmosphere of tired desperation pervades co-writer/ director Jacques Becker’s 1954 wry classic French noir gangster crime thriller. A movie based on Albert Simonin’s novel was always going to be good, […]

Feb, 04

Rawhide *** (1951, Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe, Jack Elam, Dean Jagger, George Tobias, Edgar Buchanan, Jeff Corey) – Classic Movie Review 4869

Director Henry Hathaway’s unusually tense and claustrophobic 1951 Western adventure features an intelligent screenplay by Dudley Nichols, inventive direction and ingenious camerawork by cinematographer Milton R Krasner that makes good use of the mainly interior […]

Jan, 09

Finian’s Rainbow **** (1968, Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele, Don Francks, Keenan Wynn) – Classic Movie Review 4728

Fred Astaire is still nimble and sprightly at the age of 69 as Finian McLonergan, and Petula Clark is pleasing as his daughter Sharon, in director Francis Ford Coppola’s highly appealing 1968 movie version of […]

Dec, 01

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