Derek Winnert

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Torrent **** (1926, Ricardo Cortez, Greta Garbo, Gertrude Olmstead, Martha Mattox) – Classic Movie Review 5327

Director Monta Bell’s 1926 silent movie success is notable as the first American movie of Greta Garbo, helping her to become an international superstar during the late silent era. Louis B Mayer hired Garbo but MGM […]

Apr, 20

Manpower *** (1941, Edward G Robinson, George Raft, Marlene Dietrich, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, Eve Arden, Ward Bond) – Classic Movie Review 5285

Edward G Robinson and George Raft star as power cable he-men Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall, who clash over nightclub singer Fay Duval (Marlene Dietrich), in director Raoul Walsh’s rickety, cliché-loaded 1941 film. Dietrich marries […]

Apr, 13

Table 19 ***½ (2017, Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori, Stephen Merchant, June Squibb, Wyatt Russell) – Movie Review

A good, quirky sitcom situation, a strong, likeable cast and a funny, appealing romantic comedy drama from director Jeffrey Blitz, working from a screenplay by Jay and Mark Duplass. Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise who has been dumped as maid of […]

Apr, 07

Hollow Point ** (1996, Donald Sutherland, John Lithgow, Thomas Ian Griffith, Tia Carrere) – Classic Movie Review 5233

Donald Sutherland is his usual brilliant self as Garret Lawton, a surprisingly principled hitman, in director Sidney J Furie’s otherwise unremarkable 1996 action comedy thriller, which is burdened down with the heavy weight two weak […]

Apr, 02

Babes in Toyland ** (1961, Roy Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello, Tommy Kirk, Ed Wynn, Kevin Corcoran, Ann Jillian, Gene Sheldon, Henry Calvin) – Classic Movie Review 5222

Director Jack Donohue’s 1961 Walt Disney Productions family fantasy comedy movie is quite cute, sweet and pleasant enough, and has its moments. But, certainly by comparison, it is a largely ineffectual remake of the 1934 Stan Laurel and Laurel Hardy […]

Mar, 31

Distant Voices, Still Lives **** (1988, Freda Dowie, Peter Postlethwaite, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jean Boht) – Classic Movie Review 5155

Writer-director Terence Davies’s haunting, poignant, uncompromisingly unsentimental 1988 autobiographical British film is a study of late Forties, early Fifties working-class life in Liverpool, England. It is meant to be a compliment to say that it […]

Mar, 14

Riffraff *** (1935, Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Joseph Calleia, Una Merkel, Mickey Rooney, Victor Kilian) – Classic Movie Review 4929

Director J Walter Ruben’s likeable and fairly sparky 1935 romantic comedy crime drama boasts the appealing combination of Spencer Tracy as trickster fisherman Dutch and Jean Harlow as his blonde bombshell cannery worker wife Hattie […]

Jan, 24


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