Derek Winnert

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Getting Even with Dad * (1994, Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly) – Classic Movie Review 5771

Director Howard Deutsch’s turgid, rather bad tempered 1994 comedy with hints of a thriller plot fails to find gainful employment for child star Macaulay Culkin as motherless kid Timmy who is dumped on his estranged […]

Jul, 16

The Outfit **** (1973, Robert Duvall, Joe Don Baker, Karen Black, Robert Ryan) – Classic Movie Review 5278

Writer-director John Flynn’s sweaty, nerve-jangling 1973 neo noir thriller combines a tremendous cast and a terrific basis in a stupendous source novel by Donald E Westlake (writing as Richard Stark). Robert Duvall, Joe Don Baker […]

Apr, 10

Invisible Stripes *** (1939, George Raft, Jane Bryan, William Holden, Humphrey Bogart) – Classic Movie Review 5077

In the first of their two films together, George Raft and Humphrey Bogart make a good team as Cliff Taylor and Chuck Martin in director Lloyd Bacon’s interesting if routine 1939 film noir-style crime drama tale […]

Feb, 28

No Way Home *** (1996, Tim Roth, Deborah Kara Unger, James Russo) – Classic Movie Review 3603

Tim Roth, then in 1996 carving out an American career of note, impresses as an ex-con who return to live with his lowlife older brother (James Russo) and wife (Deborah Kara Unger). Roth and Unger […]

Apr, 23

Scarecrow **** (1973, Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Eileen Brennan, Ann Wedgeworth) – Classic Movie Review 3484

Time has been kind to this almost forgotten gem of 40 years ago. Jerry Schatzberg’s 1973 drama stars Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, who light sparks as drifters who meet up and form an unlikely bond as […]

Mar, 19

Black Dog ** (1998, Patrick Swayze, Randy Travis, Meat Loaf) – Classic Movie Review 2298

Director Kevin Hooks’s 1998 movie stars Patrick Swayze, who goes for a modest comeback in a very basic, threadbare B-movie thriller about a down-on-his-luck ex-con trucker called Jack Crews. He takes a job driving a truck […]

Mar, 22

You Only Live Once **** (1937, Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, William Gargan, Barton MacLane) – Classic Movie Review 2176

Director Fritz Lang’s splendid 1937 film noir crime melodrama thriller is one of his best, most distinguished movies. It stars Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney and is set in Depression-hit America. Fonda, Sidney and Lang […]

Feb, 14


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