Derek Winnert

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Avalon *** (1990, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Joan Plowright, Kevin Pollak) – Classic Movie Review 6408

Writer-director Barry Levinson’s 50-year saga of a Russian-Jewish immigrant family in Baltimore is warmly acted by a strong cast, looks superb thanks to cinematographer Allen Daviau and is quite involving and entertaining. It was nominated […]

Dec, 14

Every Time We Say Goodbye ** (1986, Tom Hanks, Cristina Marsillach, Benedict Taylor) – Classic Movie Review 6179

Co-writer/ director Moshe Mizrahi’s simple, easy-going, slightly sudsy 1986 romantic movie stars Tom Hanks as David, an eager American World War Two wartime flier who joins the RAF and is recovering in Jerusalem after a leg […]

Nov, 02

Bugsy **** (1991, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Joe Mantegna, Elliott Gould) – Classic Movie Review 6060

Warren Beatty stars in director Barry Levinson’s exciting, lovingly crafted 1991 mob crime thriller as real-life charming but psychotic Forties gangster Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel, sent by Meyer Lansky (Ben Kingsley) to control the rackets in […]

Oct, 06

Crossing Delancey **** (1988, Amy Irving, Peter Riegert, Reizl Bozyk, Jeroen Krabbé, Sylvia Miles) – Classic Movie Review 5804

Amy Irving stars as Izzy, a modern single 30-something who lives alone in her smart New York apartment, works in a bookshop and has lots of female friends and a Jewish grandmother who gets the matchmaker […]

Jul, 23

The House of Rothschild ***½ (1934, George Arliss, Loretta Young, Boris Karloff, Robert Young, C Aubrey Smith) – Classic Movie Review 5638

Director Alfred L Werker’s extravagantly produced 1934 saga tells of the rise of the Jewish banking family in 19th-century France and the Rothschild financial empire, inherited by his five sons, which helps to finance the war […]

Jun, 20

The Jazz Singer * (1952, Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Eduard Franz, Mildred Dunnock) – Classic Movie Review 5027

‘It’s joy set to music. A story that sings out to your heart.’ Well, maybe, but more probably maybe not. Danny Thomas steps into Al Jolson’s singing shoes for Michael Curtiz’s slushy 1952 second film […]

Feb, 14

The Jazz Singer ** (1980, Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, Lucie Arnaz) – Classic Movie Review 4992

The Jazz Singer’s sentimental story exploring the clash of the lure of showbiz versus the pull of family duty is impossibly dated. But director Richard Fleischer’s 1980 third film version of Sampson Raphaelson’s antique play […]

Feb, 14


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