Derek Winnert

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Day of the Dead *** (1985, Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Jarlath Conroy, Joseph Pilato) – Classic Movie Review 5779

Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Jarlath Conroy and Joseph Pilato star in this breathtakingly gory 1985 climax to writer-director George A Romero’s first three zombie films, which is too chatty for its own good, preferring to […]

Jul, 17

The Great Santini ***½ (1979, Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O’Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky) – Classic Movie Review 5398

The Great Santini has got one of those corny taglines that might actually put people off watching a movie: ‘The bravest thing he would ever do was let his family love him.’ When the tagline […]

May, 05

The Battle of Algiers [La Battaglia di Algeri] ***** (1965, Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Tommaso Neri, Semia Kerbash, Michelle Kerbash) – Classic Movie Review 5093

Director Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1965 film is a masterly reconstruction in CinemaScope of violent events in Algiers from 1954 to 1957, with an intense personal tale about a petty criminal (Brahim Haggiag [Hadjadj]) recruited into the […]

Mar, 02

Northwest Passage **** (1940, Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey) – Classic Movie Review 4785

Spencer Tracy stars as Major Robert Rogers who intrepidly leads his Rangers through mountain, river and forest to put down Native Americans on the warpath in director King Vidor’s robust, way above average 1940 MGM historical […]

Dec, 11

The Day the Earth Stood Still *** (2008, Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, Robert Knepper, James Hong) – Classic Movie Review 4519

Keanu Reeves stars as human-like alien Klaatu, originally played by Michael Rennie, in director Scott Derrickson’s tense, exciting and surprisingly good big-budget remake of the beloved 1951 sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still. Jennifer […]

Oct, 24

Valkyrie *** (2008, Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Branagh) – Classic Movie Review 4424

There was bad word of mouth when that most American of actors Tom Cruise decided to play war-wounded German colonel Claus von Stauffenberg in 2008’s Valkyrie, apparently attracted to the role after seeing a picture […]

Sep, 27

War Dogs **** (2016, Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Bradley Cooper, Ana de Armas, Kevin Pollak) – Movie Review

Jonah Hill is great in his best The Wolf of Wall Street mode as real-life buccaneering wheeler and dealer Efraim Diveroli, who started up in the shady arms dealing business with his friend David Packouz (Miles […]

Sep, 04


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