Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "plane crash"

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Sweet Dreams **** (1985, Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth) – Classic Movie Review 5181

Director Karel Reisz’s 1985 biopic stars the highly estimable Jessica Lange, who impersonates Fifties country singer Patsy Cline (and mimes to her recordings) in one of the best performances of her career in an extremely […]

Mar, 20

The Mountain **½ (1956, Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Claire Trevor, William Demarest, E G Marshall, Richard Arlen) Classic Movie Review 3398

Talented producer-director Edward Dmytryk’s high-climbing 1956 drama provides more evidence that mountain movies are fiendishly tricky to do, as they higher they climb the farther they fall. Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner play brothers Zachary […]

Feb, 22

The Falcon in Danger *** (1943, Tom Conway, Cliff Clark, Edward Gargan, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard, Amelita Ward) – Classic Movie Review 3211

Tom Conway stars again as Michael Arlen’s débonair detective The Falcon (aka Tom Lawrence) in director William Clemens’s 1943 mystery thriller, in which he this time investigates a plane crash that has no victims because […]

Jan, 02

The Great Lie **** (1941, Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor) – Classic Movie Review 2736

Director Edmund Goulding’s polished 1941 drama is another of the outstanding movies from the prime of Bette Davis, then reigning queen of the Warner Bros studio. The Great Lie is a great Warner Bros soap […]

Jul, 24

Lost Horizon ***** (1937, Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard, Thomas Mitchell) – Classic Movie Review 2210

Director Frank Capra’s 1937 romantic adventure classic about an idyllic life in a Tibetan valley can still charm and cast its ancient spell. Ronald Colman stars as Robert Conway, England’s ‘Man of the East’, a […]

Feb, 24

Erebus: Into the Unknown *** (2014) – Movie Review

Director Charlotte Purdy’s powerful and compelling documentary tells the true story of the New Zealand cops who tackled the aftermath of one of the world’s worst ever aviation disasters. On 28 November 28 1979, a jet with […]

Jan, 07

Unbroken **** (2014, Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson) – Movie Review

Unbroken is a gruelling, harrowing and upsetting true-life story of unimaginably appalling wartime suffering. But the film is brilliantly done and another feather in the cap of our little marvel Jack O’Connell. O’Connell hits the […]

Dec, 18

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