Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "Italy"

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To Hell and Back **** (1955, Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Gregg Palmer, Jack Kelly) – Classic Movie Review 5793

Director Jesse Hibbs’s strong and solid 1955 Universal war film does justice to its tale of heroism as Audie Murphy re-creates (from his autobiography) the story of how he became America’s most decorated soldier (with […]

Jul, 21

To Rome with Love *** (2012, Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Roberto Benigni, Alec Baldwin, Greta Gerwig, Judy Davis) – Classic Movie Review 5791

Writer-director Woody Allen’s trip to Rome produces a very odd and very silly, though weirdly likeable and sometimes very amusing, multi-stranded romantic comedy. It gives the impression of being dashed off in a hurry to […]

Jul, 19

Caccia Tragica **** (1947, Massimo Girotti, Carla Del Paggio, Andrea Checchi, Vivi Gioi) – Classic Movie Review 5263

a Co-writer/ director Giuseppe De Santis’s beautifully made, carefully scripted 1947 Italian melodrama is a semi-classic, with imaginative camerawork and particularly interesting writing credits. Massimo Girotti and Carla Del Paggio play Michele and Giovanna, who […]

Apr, 08

Nora *** (2000, Ewan McGregor, Susan Lynch, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott) – Classic Movie Review 5128

Ewan McGregor stars as Dublin writer James Joyce, who meets Galway hotel maid Nora Barnacle (Susan Lynch) in director Pat Murphy’s well-told, nicely acted and involving R rated 2000 biographical drama of their relationship. Peter McDonald co-stars as […]

Mar, 10

John Wick: Chapter 2 **** (2017, Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane) – Movie Review

Italian villain Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is none too thrilled when retired ex-hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) refuses his marker to repay his debt and to make a kill for him. Santino promptly blows up his house to […]

Feb, 17

Bitter Rice [Riso Amaro] **** (1949, Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone, Doris Dowling, Vittorio Gassman) – Classic Movie Review 4768

Co-writer/ director Giuseppe De Santis’s stark, yet blatantly sexual, Italian neo-realist 1949 film study of deprived women workers in Italy’s Po Valley rice fields is famous for conferring stardom on the provocatively sensual 19-year-old Silvana […]

Dec, 07

No Peace under the Olives [Non C’è Pace tra gli Ulivi] *** (1950, Raf Vallone, Lucia Bosé, Folco Lulli) – Classic Movie Review 4767

After fighting for his country, a young Italian peasant returns to his home in the hills only to find himself involved in more bloodshed when he avenges himself on the landowner who stole his girl […]

Dec, 06


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