Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Pope of Greenwich Village **** (1984, Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page) – Classic Movie Review 6046

Director Stuart Rosenberg’s 1984 comedy is a tastily juicy bite of Eighties Big Apple street life. Vincent Patrick writes this tale of a young New York Italian punk and his hopeless cousin trying to be […]

Sep, 24 · in Uncategorized

Wise Guys * (1986, Danny DeVito, Joe Piscopo, Harvey Keitel, Ray Sharkey, Patti LuPone, Dan Hedaya, Julie Bovasso) – Classic Movie Review 6045

Even Danny DeVito cannot rescue director Brian De Palma’s tasteless and unfunny 1986 gangster crime comedy about two hoodlums called Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein, played by DeVito and Saturday Night Live alumnus Joe Piscopo (who […]

Sep, 24 · in Uncategorized

Blue Thunder **** (1983, Roy Scheider, Candy Clark, Warren Oates, Malcolm McDowell, Daniel Stern) – Classic Movie Review 6044

Director John Badham’s riveting 1983 action adventure thriller provides a great showcase for the talents of Roy Scheider. The always underrated and undervalued actor grabs one of his best Eighties opportunities as  Los Angeles Police […]

Sep, 24

Night Flight *** (1933, John Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy) – Classic Movie Review 6043

When there is an outbreak of polio in Rio de Janeiro, pilots offer to risk their lives in bad weather to fly the medicine over the dangerous Andes mountains. John Barrymore stars as Riviere, who […]

Sep, 24

Night Falls on Manhattan **** (1996, Andy García, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin, Ian Holm, James Gandolfini, Ron Leibman) – Classic Movie Review 6042

Writer-director Sidney Lumet is on fine, first-rate form with this excellent, intelligent and gripping 1996 crime thriller starring Andy Garcia as newly elected District Attorney Sean Casey, keen to eradicate police corruption. Casey soon finds himself in a […]

Sep, 24

Blue Steel ** (1934, John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Yakima Canutt) – Classic Movie Review 6041

John Wayne and his best pals George ‘Gabby’ Hayes and Yakima Canutt team up yet again in writer-director Robert N Bradbury’s acceptable but undistinguished and run-of-the-mill quickie 1934 Western from poverty row studio Monogram. It […]

Sep, 24

Blue Steel ** (1989, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver, Clancy Brown, Elizabeth Peña, Louise Fletcher, Philip Bosco, Kevin Dunn, Richard Jenkins) – Classic Movie Review 6040

Jamie Lee Curtis gives one of her most captivating performances as a tough rookie cop in co-writer/ director Kathryn Bigelow’s powerful 1989 action crime thriller. NYPD officer Megan Turner (Curtis) falls in love with the […]

Sep, 24

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