Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "vigilante"

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Shadows and Fog ** (1991, Woody Allen, John Cusack, Mia Farrow, Kathy Bates, Jodie Foster, Lily Tomlin, Donald Pleasence, Madonna, Fred Gwynne, Julie Kavner, John Malkovich) – Classic Movie Review 5755

Writer-director-star Woody Allen’s 1991 movie pastiches the 1920s melodrama, complete with black and white and chiaroscuro effects, and a tale of a Jack the Ripper-style murderer on the loose in the shadows and fog. It […]

Jul, 14

Fighting Mad *** (1976, Peter Fonda, Lynn Lowry, John Doucette, Philip Carey, Scott Glenn) – Classic Movie Review 5363

Writer-director Jonathan Demme’s third movie (after 1974’s Caged Heat and 1975’s Crazy Mama) is this exciting and effective 1976 Roger Corman-produced cheapie ($600,000) exploitation crime action thriller. Happily, Demme’s expertly handled vengeance movie now enjoys status […]

Apr, 29

Death Wish II * (1981, Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia, J D Cannon, Anthony Franciosa) – Classic Movie Review 4239

Director Michael Winner’s horrible 1981 sequel to his original Death Wish (1974) tells another ugly story in which Charles Bronson’s troubled New York City architect Paul Kersey sets off on a new vigilante spree in Los […]

Aug, 25

Death Wish 3 * (1985, Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin, Martin Balsam, Ed Lauter, Gavan O’Herlihy) – Classic Movie Review 4238

Here is director Michael Winner’s third and last Death Wish movie, with Charles Bronson back on the vigilante beat as New York City architect Paul Kersey for more of the same ugly revenge thrills. With his […]

Aug, 25

Hang ’em High **** (1968, Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, James MacArthur, Ed Begley, Pat Hingle, Charles McGraw, Ben Johnson, L Q Jones, Bruce Dern, Alan Hale Jr, Dennis Hopper) – Classic Movie Review 3174

When Clint Eastwood returned to the US from Europe, after starring in three Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns, he was directed in Hang ’em High by Ted Post, who was a vital factor in making Eastwood […]

Dec, 20

The Punisher *** (1989, Dolph Lundgren, Jeroen Krabbé, Louis Gossett Jr) – Classic Movie Review 3118

Dolph Lundgren stars in one of his best roles as hero-cop Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, who turns underground avenger when his wife and kids are slain by the mobsters he had been pursuing. This […]

Dec, 01

The Punisher ** (2004, Tom Jane, John Travolta, Will Patton, Samantha Mathis, Ben Foster, Rebecca Romijn, Roy Scheider) – Classic Movie Review 3117

There are a few bright spots and an ideal star to enliven this grim and largely misbegotten remake of the 1989 Dolph Lundgren action thriller, based on Stan Lee’s dark-toned Marvel comic-strip caper. Thomas Jane stars as […]

Dec, 01

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