Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

78/52 **** (2017) – Movie Review

Director Alexandre O Philippe dissects the Psycho shower murder scene to riveting effect, with the help of some remarkable, over-excited experts and some great vintage clips. It is, quite obviously, a film buff’s paradise, and […]

Oct, 12 · in Uncategorized

The Young Lions *** (1958, Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin) – Classic Movie Review 6087

Director Edward Dmytryk’s intelligent, thought-provoking 1958 war movie brings to the screen Irwin Shaw’s popular novel about the World War Two fates of two American soldiers – playboy entertainer Michael Whiteacre (Dean Martin), Jewish-American Noah Ackerman […]

Oct, 12 · in Uncategorized

The Fiend Who Walked the West ** (1958, Hugh O’Brian, Dolores Michaels, Robert Evans, Edward Andrews, Linda Cristal, Stephen McNally, Ron Ely) – Classic Movie Review 6086

Director Gordon Douglas’s 1958 film is a full-blooded Western reworking of ideas from the 1947 Kiss of Death, with Robert Evans going over the top as a psychotic murderer (the part that made Richard Widmark a […]

Oct, 12

Le Feu Follet [The Fire Within] **** (1963, Maurice Ronet, Jeanne Moreau, Bernard Noël, Alexandra Stewart, Léna Skerla) – Classic Movie Review 6085

Writer-director Louis Malle’s 1963 film portrait of the final day in the life of a suicidal, alcoholic writer, Alain Leroy (played by Maurice Ronet), is both penetrating and incisive. He emerges disgusted from a course […]

Oct, 12

The Killing of a Sacred Deer **** (2017, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Silverstone) – Movie Review 

Co-writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos’s dark and sinister drama is his keenly anticipated follow-up to The Lobster (2015). It is very much in the same spirit, a largely impenetrable, impeccably crafted old-style art movie, catnip for film […]

Oct, 12

Four Daughters **** (1938, Claude Rains, John Garfield, Jeffrey Lynn, Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Gale Page, May Robson) – Classic Movie Review 6084

Director Michael Curtiz’s 1938 movie tells the sentimental but highly appealing soap-opera story of romance for four early adult sisters in a small American town. It was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best […]

Oct, 11

Young at Heart **** (1954, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Barrymore, Gig Young, Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, Elizabeth Fraser, Alan Hale Jr) – Classic Movie Review 6083

‘Fairy tales can come true, it could happen to you…’ Sinatra stars as songwriter Barney Sloan, who romances New England maiden Laurie Tuttle (Doris Day), in director Gordon Douglas’s highly appealing, attractive 1954 musical remake […]

Oct, 11

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