Derek Winnert

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The Big Trail **** (1930, John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall, Tyrone Power Sr) – Classic Movie Review 5480

John Wayne’s mentor and friend John Ford recommended him to director Raoul Walsh to star in this eventful, huge-budget epic 1930 Western as Breck Coleman, the wise scout of the wagon train of pioneers edging […]

May, 19

This Property Is Condemned ***½ (1966, Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Mary Badham, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson) – Classic Movie Review 5044

Director Sydney Pollack 1966 dysfunctional family romantic drama is typical Tennessee Williams fare, though his two-hander, one-act play is merely the starting point of a more ambitious movie screenplay co-written by the young Francis Coppola. […]

Feb, 22

Mississippi Burning **** (1988, Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R Lee Ermey) – Classic Movie Review 4146

Director Alan Parker’s burning 1988 thriller stars Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe as FBI agents with greatly conflicting styles investigating suspected Ku Klux Klan murders of three young civil rights activists in the American Deep South […]

Aug, 09

Ode to Billy Joe **** (1976, Robby Benson, Glynnis O’Connor) – Classic Movie Review 3707

Directed by Max Baer in 1976, here is the good-looking countryside romantic drama that explains why young Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Talahatchie Bridge, according the classic 1967 song by Bobbie Gentry. Billy Joe confesses […]

May, 14

The Cure **** (1995, Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro, Annabella Sciorra, Diana Scarwid) – Classic Movie Review 3517

Director Peter Horton’s poignant 1995 drama is an outstanding little gem. Brad Renfro stars as loner Erik who finds a little older and much bigger best friend in his next door neighbour Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), an 11-year-old […]

Apr, 03

The Reivers **** (1969, Steve McQueen, Sharon Farrell, Mitch Vogel, Rupert Crosse, Ruth White) – Classic Movie Review 3325

Director Mark Rydell’s brightly coloured 1969 vehicle for Steve McQueen is a lively and delightfully quirky turn-of-the-last-century adventure yarn based on an attractive work by novelist William Faulkner. McQueen looks as though he is enjoying […]

Feb, 05

Show Boat ***** (1936, Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Paul Robeson, Helen Morgan, Charles Winninger, Hattie McDaniel) – Classic Movie Review 3044

Director James Whale’s 1936 movie is the superb second version of the classic Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical, based on Edna Ferber’s novel about the lives and loves of Mississippi river folk at the turn-of-the-last-century. […]

Nov, 08


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