Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "neo-noir"

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Hammett **** (1982, Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner) – Classic Movie Review 6524

Director Wim Wenders’s eye-catching and very worthy 1982 neo noir film homage to the crime thriller and its great writing exponent Dashiell Hammett (1894–1961) has the tasteful stamp of its producer Francis Ford Coppola all […]

Jan, 06

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie ***** (1976, Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel) – Classic Movie Review 6328

Writer-director John Cassavetes’s 1976 epic neo noir crime movie is another of his exciting part-improvised thrillers, propelled with a classic plot about gangster Mort Weil (Seymour Cassel)’s mobsters forcing a nightclub owner Cosmo Vittelli (Ben […]

Nov, 28

Hellraiser: Inferno ** (2001, Craig Sheffer, Nicholas Turturro, James Remar) – Classic Movie Review 6120

‘The Terrifying New Chapter In The Hellraiser Legacy!’ Co-writer/ producer/ director Scott Derrickson’s promised 2001 fifth episode is another contrived low-budget ($2 million) mess, but with some reasonable performances, okay effects, and enough exciting Hellraiser violence […]

Oct, 21

Gemini *** (2017, Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Nelson Franklin, Greta Lee) – Movie Review 

Writer-director Aaron Katz’s neo noir mystery thriller is tremendously atmospheric and stylish, taking us on a wild ride to Hollywood, where a personal assistant and her bisexual Hollywood starlet boss enjoy a close and happy enough working […]

Sep, 21

Nikita [La Femme Nikita] **** (1990, Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hughes Anglade, Tchéky Karyo, Jeanne Moreau, Jean Reno) – Classic Movie Review 6028

Anne Parillaud stars as the 20-year-old convicted dropout punkette Nikita, who thinks nothing of killing to get drugs, in writer-producer-director Luc Besson’s dark and trendy 1990 French neo noir thriller. It was a big hit […]

Sep, 15

Narrow Margin **** (1990, Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B Sikking, J T Walsh, M Emmet Walsh, Harris Yulin) – Classic Movie Review 5908

‘It will take you to the edge of suspense.’ Director Peter Hyams’s ultra-suspense 1990 thriller is a thrillingly exciting Nineties version of the 1952 RKO classic The Narrow Margin about a Los Angeles Deputy District […]

Aug, 13

Presumed Innocent **** (1990, Harrsion Ford, Greta Scacchi, Raul Julia, Bonnie Bedelia, Brian Dennehy, Paul Winfield, John Spencer, Joe Grifasi, David Wohl, Jesse Bradford, Joseph Mazzello) – Classic Movie Review 5764

Co-writer/ director Alan J Pakula’s 1990 neo noir adult thriller with four-letter words stars Harrsion Ford as Rusty Sabich, a prosecuting attorney whose life is thrown into turmoil after he has an affair with a […]

Jul, 15


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