Derek Winnert

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The Single Standard *** (1929, Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, John Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Lane Chandler) – Classic Movie Review 5323

Director John S Robertson’s soapy 1929 silent movie drama, based on Adela Rogers St Johns’s 1928 romantic novel, is remembered, if at all, really only because it stars Greta Garbo. But that is enough! Garbo […]

Apr, 20

Sweet Bird of Youth **** (1962, Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Ed Begley, Mildred Dunnock, Rip Torn, Shirley Knight) – Classic Movie Review 5236

Writer-director Richard Brooks’s 1962 movie is a really rather impressive, fine and resonant film version of this esteemed and typical Tennessee Williams play. Paul Newman gives an attractive performance as the ambitious but charming young […]

Apr, 02

Midnight ***** (1939, Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor) – Classic Movie Review 5178

Director Mitchell Leisen’s delicious 1939 movie bon-bon is the very essence of sophisticated wit and polish. The first-rate cast sparkles as much as production designer Hans Dreier’s luminous sets of Paris. It may be the […]

Mar, 19

East Side, West Side *** (1949, James Mason, Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner) – Classic Movie Review 5172

Despite its considerable film noir promise, Marcia Davenport’s novel about a New York high society couple does not make a very riveting basis for director Mervyn LeRoy’s glossy, operatic 1949 soap-opera movie tale of lust […]

Mar, 17

It Runs in the Family *** (2003, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters, Cameron Douglas, Diana Douglas, Michelle Monaghan, Rory Culkin) – Classic Movie Review 5094

The long-awaited meeting of Michael Douglas and his father Kirk Douglas on film had to wait till Kirk was 87 and had suffered a major stroke. Still, better late than never. In director Fred Schepisi’s […]

Mar, 03

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

Goal! *** (2005, Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Stephen Dillane, Tony Plana, Miriam Colon, Sean Pertwee) – Classic Movie Review 5025

Written by Mike Jefferies, Adrian Butchart, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, director Danny Cannon’s soapy 2005 sports drama is total hokum but still shrewdly calculated and entertaining. Looking like a cross between the young Antonio […]

Feb, 13


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