Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "Italy"

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Sicilian Ghost Story **** (2017, Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari) – Movie Review 

Sicilian Ghost Story is a beautifully imaginative, quite mesmerising and haunting Italian film art work. Julia Jedlikowska stars as young Luna, who loves her 13-year-old boyfriend Giuseppe (Gaetano Fernandez) truly, madly, deeply. Giuseppe reciprocates that love. But Luna’s […]

Sep, 18

Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell *** (1968, Gina Lollobrigida, Telly Savalas, Phil Silvers, Peter Lawford, Lee Grant, Shelley Winters, Janet Margolin) – Classic Movie Review 6031

Co-writer/ producer/ director Melvin Frank’s warm and amusing 1968 romantic comedy finds an excellent showcase role for Sixties Italian sex symbol Gina Lollobrigida. She gives a delightful performance as Mrs Carla Campbell, an Italian mother […]

Sep, 17

Vendetta *** (1950, Faith Domergue, George Dolenz, Donald Buka, Hillary Brooke, Nigel Bruce, Joseph Calleia, Hugo Haas) –  Classic Movie Review 6013

Steamy Faith Domergue stars as the femme fatale from Corsica, Colomba della Rabia, who sets out to avenge herself on the family’s murderous opponents who killed her father. In her avowed murderous task, she is […]

Sep, 11

The Secret War of Harry Frigg * (1967, Paul Newman, John Williams, Sylva Koscina) – Classic Movie Review 5973

Director Jack Smight’s lame 1967 World War Two-set comedy does not prove a good idea for Paul Newman. In a very rare misfiring performance, he does not impress at all as one-man army Private Harry […]

Aug, 26

To Hell and Back **** (1955, Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Gregg Palmer, Jack Kelly) – Classic Movie Review 5793

Director Jesse Hibbs’s strong and solid 1955 Universal war film does justice to its tale of heroism as Audie Murphy re-creates (from his autobiography) the story of how he became America’s most decorated soldier (with […]

Jul, 21

To Rome with Love *** (2012, Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Roberto Benigni, Alec Baldwin, Greta Gerwig, Judy Davis) – Classic Movie Review 5791

Writer-director Woody Allen’s trip to Rome produces a very odd and very silly, though weirdly likeable and sometimes very amusing, multi-stranded romantic comedy. It gives the impression of being dashed off in a hurry to […]

Jul, 19

Caccia Tragica **** (1947, Massimo Girotti, Carla Del Paggio, Andrea Checchi, Vivi Gioi) – Classic Movie Review 5263

a Co-writer/ director Giuseppe De Santis’s beautifully made, carefully scripted 1947 Italian melodrama is a semi-classic, with imaginative camerawork and particularly interesting writing credits. Massimo Girotti and Carla Del Paggio play Michele and Giovanna, who […]

Apr, 08


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