Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "gangsters"

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John Wick: Chapter 2 **** (2017, Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane) – Movie Review

Italian villain Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is none too thrilled when retired ex-hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) refuses his marker to repay his debt and to make a kill for him. Santino promptly blows up his house to […]

Feb, 17

The Joker Is Wild ***½ (1957, Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert, Beverly Garland, Jackie Coogan, Sophie Tucker, Ted De Corsia, Barry Kelley) – Classic Movie Review 4721

Director Charles Vidor’s hit 1957 musical stars Frank Sinatra as Twenties Chicago night-club/ speakeasy singer Joe E Lewis, who is invited to work for the Mob during the Prohibition era, and whose voice is ruined in […]

Nov, 29

The St Valentine’s Day Massacre **** (1967, Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker) – Classic Movie Review 3896

Producer-director Roger Corman’s modish 1967 cult gangster movie version of the 14 February 1929 Chicago gang killings stars Jason Robards as the notorious Al Capone, leader of the Southside Mob, and Ralph Meeker as his deadly […]

Jun, 20

The Rise of the Krays ***½ (2015, Simon Cotton, Kevin Leslie, Josh Myers, James Weber Brown, Paul Blackwell) – Movie Review

Director Zackary Adler’s gritty, well crafted, scary crime thriller movie is the first part of the story of Ronnie and Reggie Kray, the twin brother gangsters who started as teenage boxers and rose from humble London East End beginnings […]

Nov, 20

Rise of the Footsoldier Part II **½ (2015, Ricci Harnett, Luke Mably) – Movie Review

In the sequel to the 2007 hit Rise of the Footsoldier, the continuing story of the life of English underworld figure Carlton Leach proves a bit of a tour de force for writer-director star Ricci […]

Nov, 13

Legend *** (2015, Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton) – Movie Review

Legend offers Tom Hardy an eagerly and exuberantly taken chance for a bravura star turn in twin roles as 1960s identical twin East End gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray (‘We’re talking about being gangsters, that’s […]

Sep, 09

Essex Boys * (2000, Sean Bean, Charlie Creed-Miles, Alex Kingston, Tom Wilkinson) – Classic Movie Review 1995

Co-writer- director Terri Winsor’s 2000 thriller stars Sean Bean, who plays, very unconvincingly, a violent Essex cabbie called Jason Locke, who falls on hard times and tries to make ends meet by becoming the personal […]

Dec, 23


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