Derek Winnert

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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

Ginger and Fred [Ginger e Fred] **** (1986, Giulietta Masina, Marcello Mastroianni) – Classic Movie Review 5477

Giulietta Masina and Marcello Mastroianni star as wrinkly old dancers Amelia and Pippo, popular Ginger and Fred imitators 30 years earlier, who are reunited to make a comeback on a TV variety show, in director […]

May, 20

Roman Scandals **** (1933, Eddie Cantor, Gloria Stuart, Ruth Etting, Edward Arnold, Alan Mowbray, Verree Teasdale, Jane Darwell, David Manners) – Classic Movie Review 5137

Director Frank Tuttle’s 1933 movie stars Eddie Cantor as an endearing, kind-hearted young simpleton called Eddie, who falls asleep and dreams he goes back to ancient Rome. This jolly vintage musical is raised high with Cantor’s […]

Mar, 11

John Wick: Chapter 2 **** (2017, Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane) – Movie Review

Italian villain Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is none too thrilled when retired ex-hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) refuses his marker to repay his debt and to make a kill for him. Santino promptly blows up his house to […]

Feb, 17

Fortunella *** (1958, Giulietta Masina, Alberto Sordi, Paul Douglas, Eduardo De Filippo) – Classic Movie Review 4852

Giulietta Masina stars brightly as Nanda Diotallevi, the so-called heroine ‘Fortunella’, in co-writer/ director Eduardo De Filippo’s delightful 1958 Italian comedy. Alberto Sordi co-stars as Peppino, with Paul Douglas as Professor Golfiero Paganica, Piera Arico as Katya and Carlo Delle Piane as Riccardino. Masina’s husband Federico Fellini also co-writes the amusing screenplay, along […]

Jan, 06

20 Million Miles to Earth *** (1957, William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry) – Classic Movie Review 3723

A Ray Harryhausen special-effects monster of notable beastliness is the main reason to watch director Nathan Juran’s creaky old 1957 monster movie. William Hopper stars as spaceman Colonel Robert Calder, whose debut Venus-probe spacecraft that […]

May, 19

A Special Day [Una Giornata Particolare] **** (1977, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren) – Classic Movie Review 3286

Co-writer/director Ettore Scola’s 1977 Italian drama is a special film, with Marcello Mastroianni superb as Gabriele, a persecuted gay radio announcer who meets a sentimental and resigned housewife, lonely mother of six Antonietta (Sophia Loren), on one […]

Jan, 20


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