Derek Winnert

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Logan Lucky ***½ (2017, Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Seth MacFarlane, Dwight Yoakam, Hilary Swank, Katie Holmes, Riley Keough) – Movie Review

After his announced retirement, Steven Soderbergh is tempted back to return to the director’s chair for screen-writer Rebecca Blunt’s Ocean’s Eleven-style crime action comedy. This fun movie races ahead to a win – just! – finishing with […]

Aug, 19

Perfect Friday *** (1970, Stanley Baker, Ursula Andress, David Warner, T P McKenna, Patience Collier) – Classic Movie Review 5855

Director Peter Hall’s amusing 1970 British bank-heist caper thriller is a bright straggler from the Sixties about bored and bent London West End assistant bank manager Mr Graham (Stanley Baker), and the rich titled married […]

Aug, 04

The Big Job *** (1965, Sidney James, Sylvia Syms, Dick Emery, Joan Sims, Lance Percival, Jim Dale) – Classic Movie Review 5609

Director Gerald Thomas’s farcical 1965 British comedy is a very jolly romp starring Sidney James and Dick Emery as crooks who leave jail after 15 years only to find that the tree hiding their loot […]

Jun, 14

Baby Driver *** (2017, Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Eiza González, Jamie Foxx) – Movie Review

Writer-director Edgar Wright’s trendy thriller motors along well, sometimes spectacularly well, for three quarters of its running time on its strong, quirky premise. Then, suddenly, it messes up a big action scene, with a trunk full of […]

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

Man in the Dark *** (1953, Edmond O’Brien, Audrey Totter, Ted de Corsia) – Classic Movie Review 5186

Director Lew Landers’s 1953 film noir thriller stars the always excellent Edmond O’Brien, Audrey Totter and Ted de Corsia, is filmed in 3D and is based on a story by Henry Altimus and Tom Van […]

Mar, 21

Odds Against Tomorrow **** (1959, Robert Ryan, Harry Belafonte, Ed Begley, Shelley Winters, Gloria Grahame) – Classic Movie Review 4993

Producer-director Robert Wise’s important and significant 1959 crime thriller is intense, violent and exciting, with a strongly conveyed, timely plea for tolerance in the racial sub-plot, concentrating on character studies of the three crooks involved […]

Feb, 13


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