Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "Civil War"

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Santa Fe ** (1951, Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland, Peter M Thompson, John Archer, Roy Roberts, Warner Anderson) – Classic Movie Review 6703

Director Irving Pichel’s 1951 Columbia Technicolor Western stars Randolph Scott as Britt Canfield, who leads his three younger brothers out West in search of adventure in this run-of-the-mill fighting-family Western. The trio of brothers, Terry, Tom and Clint […]

Feb, 17

The Killing Fields **** (1984, Sam Waterston, Haing S Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands, Craig T Nelson, Bill Paterson) – Classic Movie Review 6557

Director Roland Joffé’s 1984 British anti-war film about the friendship of American New York Times journalist Sydney Schanberg (Sam Waterston) and his local journalist guide Dith Pran (Haing S Ngor) is both angry and intelligent. […]

Jan, 14

Eleni ** (1985, Kate Nelligan, John Malkovich, Linda Hunt) – Classic Movie Review 6502

Director Peter Yates’s third collaboration with screen-writer Steve Tesich is an awfully limp 1985 true-life drama film about New York journalist Nick (John Malkovich)’s trip back to Greece to investigate the death of his mother […]

Dec, 31

Kansas Raiders *** (1950, Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman, Scott Brady, Tony Curtis) – Classic Movie Review 6491

Audie Murphy stars as one of the Old West’s legendary outlaws – Jesse James – in director Ray Enright’s robust and welcome 1950 American Civil War-set Western. The screenplay by Robert L Richards finds Jesse […]

Dec, 30

Westbound *** (1959, Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele Michael Dante, Andrew Duggan, Michael Pate) – Classic Movie Review 6440

Director Budd Boetticher’s 1959 classic cult Western stars Randolph Scott as Union officer Captain John Hayes, who is ordered to become the boss of the Overland Stage Line, and has to see a cargo of […]

Dec, 20

Raintree County ** (1957, Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, Nigel Patrick, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Abel) – Classic Movie Review 6416

A typecast Elizabeth Taylor settles in comfortably to a tailor-made role as a gorgeous Southern American belle in a showy, Oscar-nominated performance as Susanna Drake, cast opposite her favourite actor friend Montgomery Clift as John […]

Dec, 17

The Beguiled ** (2017, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning) – Movie Review

Director Sofia Coppola says she is adapting the original novel but that still means she remakes Don Siegel’s 1971 The Beguiled, thus inviting comparisons with the Clint Eastwood classic. This is a strange and unwise […]

Jul, 11


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