Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "New Year’s Eve"

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Romance *** (1930, Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Gavin Gordon) – Classic Movie Review 5321

Director Clarence Brown’s 1930 romantic drama casts Greta Garbo in her little-known and less-regarded second talkie, following Anna Christie (1930). MGM’s unique superstar stars as Signora Rita Cavallini, an 1860s Italian opera singer, mistress of rich, […]

Apr, 19

Women without Men [Blonde Bait] *** (1956, Beverly Michaels, Joan Rice, Avril Angers, Thora Hird, Hermione Baddeley, Gordon Jackson) – Classic Movie Review 5166

Directors Elmo Williams and Herbert Glazer’s 1956 crime melodrama is a minor but intriguing movie from Britain’s Hammer Films studio, promoted with a teasing title that promises something it could hardly deliver in the Fifties. […]

Mar, 16

The Long Day Closes **** (1992, Leigh McCormack, Marjorie Yates, Anthony Watson) – Classic Movie Review 5154

Writer-director Terence Davies’s lovely 1992 British labour of love film is his first since his 1988 Distant Voices, Still Lives, and is the third film in his entrancing autobiographical trilogy. Leigh McCormack stars as Bud […]

Mar, 14

Assault on Precinct 13 ***½ (2005, Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Ja Rule, Maria Bello, Drea de Matteo, Brian Dennehy, John Leguizamo) – Classic Movie Review 4353

After Training Day (2001), Ethan Hawke again proves he can play a tough cop as Sgt Jake Roenick, the useful hero of this brilliantly tense action thriller. It is a poundingly full-on and strikingly well-filmed if ultimately […]

Sep, 12

200 Cigarettes ** (1999, Martha Plimton, Christina Ricci, Ben Affleck, Janeane Garafolo, Courtney Love, Kate Hudson, Casey Affleck) – Classic Movie Review 4222

A great cast is assembled for director Risa Bramon Garcia’s 1999 comedy-drama look at the dating game for twentyish New York singles on New Year’s Eve, 1981. But, with a ropey script, hot stars are just […]

Aug, 24

Il Bidone [The Swindlers] **** (1955, Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart, Franco Fabrizi, Giulietta Masina) – Classic Movie Review 4202

Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart and Franco Fabrizi star as small-time crooks Augusto, Picasso and Roberto, who disguise themselves as priests to swindle the poor, in co-writer/ director Federico Fellini’s 1955 Italian neo-realist drama. But, when […]

Aug, 19

J’Embrasse Pas [I Don’t Kiss] *** (1991, Manuel Blanc, Philippe Noiret, Emmanuelle Béart, Hélène Vincent, Jean-Christophe Bouvet) – Classic Movie Review 3634

Manuel Blanc stars as Pierre Lacaze, a sensitive French provincial young lad who leaves his stifling family to start a new life in Paris, hoping to become an actor. But instead he finds homelessness, poverty […]

Apr, 30


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