Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "Rome"

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Roman Scandals **** (1933, Eddie Cantor, Gloria Stuart, Ruth Etting, Edward Arnold, Alan Mowbray, Verree Teasdale, Jane Darwell, David Manners) – Classic Movie Review 5137

Director Frank Tuttle’s 1933 movie stars Eddie Cantor as an endearing, kind-hearted young simpleton called Eddie, who falls asleep and dreams he goes back to ancient Rome. This jolly vintage musical is raised high with Cantor’s […]

Mar, 11

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

Fortunella *** (1958, Giulietta Masina, Alberto Sordi, Paul Douglas, Eduardo De Filippo) – Classic Movie Review 4852

Giulietta Masina stars brightly as Nanda Diotallevi, the so-called heroine ‘Fortunella’, in co-writer/ director Eduardo De Filippo’s delightful 1958 Italian comedy. Alberto Sordi co-stars as Peppino, with Paul Douglas as Professor Golfiero Paganica, Piera Arico as Katya and Carlo Delle Piane as Riccardino. Masina’s husband Federico Fellini also co-writes the amusing screenplay, along […]

Jan, 06

20 Million Miles to Earth *** (1957, William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry) – Classic Movie Review 3723

A Ray Harryhausen special-effects monster of notable beastliness is the main reason to watch director Nathan Juran’s creaky old 1957 monster movie. William Hopper stars as spaceman Colonel Robert Calder, whose debut Venus-probe spacecraft that […]

May, 19

A Special Day [Una Giornata Particolare] **** (1977, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren) – Classic Movie Review 3286

Co-writer/director Ettore Scola’s 1977 Italian drama is a special film, with Marcello Mastroianni superb as Gabriele, a persecuted gay radio announcer who meets a sentimental and resigned housewife, lonely mother of six Antonietta (Sophia Loren), on one […]

Jan, 20

Accattone ***** (1961, Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini) – Classic Movie Review 3272

Franco Citti came to fame at 26 playing the title role in writer-director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1961 Accattone and gives an extremely convincing and winning performance as Vittorio Cataldi, nicknamed Accattone (an Italian slang term meaning […]

Jan, 16

Caro Diario [Dear Diary] **** (1993, Nanni Moretti, Renato Carpentieri) – Classic Movie Review 3054

Writer-director Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in his witty 1993 ironically wry look at life in three chapters like diary entries with personal stories and reflections. (1) Moretti travels around Rome on his Vespa, admiring […]

Nov, 13


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