Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Room Service **** (1938, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Frank Albertson, Donald MacBride) – Classic Movie Review 4410

Director William A Seiter’s 1938 movie is an amusing Marx Brothers comedy, less zany and frantic than some of their earlier frantic farces, but still packed with funny sight gags and Groucho’s witty one-liners. Despite […]

Sep, 25 · in Uncategorized

Folly to be Wise *** (1952, Alastair Sim, Elizabeth Allan, Roland Culver) – Classic Movie Review 4409

Co-writer, co-producer director Frank Launder’s 1952 British film version of James Bridie’s now faded, not ever too special play It Depends What You Mean, is still mildly amusing, with the delight of Alastair Sim recreating […]

Sep, 25 · in Uncategorized

The Terrornauts * (1967, Simon Oates, Zena Marshall, Charles Hawtrey, Patricia Hayes, Stanley Meadows, Max Adrian) – Classic Movie Review 4408

Director Montgomery Tully’s insipid 1967 science fiction film for Amicus Productions was released with They Came from Beyond Space in a double bill famously comprising ‘the two worst films the company ever produced’. Zena Marshall stars as Sandy Lund, a secretary fighting alien […]

Sep, 24

Tess **** (1979, Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson) – Classic Movie Review 4407

Co-writer/ director Roman Polanski delivers a rich, faithful, spirited and satisfying 1979 film version of the Thomas Hardy novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles. It was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and went on to win […]

Sep, 24

They Came from Beyond Space * (1967, Robert Hutton, Jennifer Jayne, Zia Mohyeddin, Bernard Kay, Michael Gough) – Classic Movie Review 4406

Robert Hutton stars in director Freddie Francis’s cheap, daft and unconvincing 1967 British sci-ci chiller as Dr Curtis Temple, an astro-physicist who, it turns out, can save the world. It also stars Bernard Kay as extraterrestrial […]

Sep, 24

They ** (2002, Laura Regan, Marc Blucas, Ethan Embry, Jon Abrahams, Dagmara Dominczyk, Alexander Gould) – Classic Movie Review 4405

A quartet of college graduate student friends finds themselves terrorised by the monsters they feared as children. Laura Regan, Marc Blucas, Ethan Embry and Jon Abrahams star in Robert Harmon’s interesting but only moderate 2002 horror […]

Sep, 24

Nowhere to Run *½ (1993, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin) – Classic Movie Review 4404

Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as an escaped convict called Sam Gillen hiding out with lovely young widow Clydie Anderson (Arquette) and her little son Mookie (Kieran Culkin, brother of Macaulay) and young daughter Bree (Tiffany Taubman). While Sam […]

Sep, 24

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