Derek Winnert

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Rio Rita **** (1929, Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Don Alvarado) – Classic Movie Review 5930

‘Ziegfeld’s fabulous all-talking, all-singing super screen spectacle.’ Rio Rita (1929) was the first smash hit for the RKO studio, then releasing films under the RKO Radio Pictures name. The studio spent heavily on this extravagant musical, […]

Aug, 17

Away All Boats *** (1956, Jeff Chandler, George Nader, Julie Adams, Lex Barker) – Classic Movie Review 5903

Jeff Chandler, George Nader and ex-Tarzan Lex Barker provide the beefcake muscle and Julie Adams the cheesecake glamour for director Joseph Pevney’s 1956 Universal Pictures Second World War naval drama, focusing on the crew of […]

Aug, 13

Robot Monster * (1953, George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle, John Mylong) – Classic Movie Review 5902

‘Incredible! Unbelievable! Told The Untamed Way!’ Director Phil Tucker’s infamous, hysterically bad 1953 3D monster movie thriller is a classic of abysmal 1950s science fiction. It stars George Nader in his star breakthrough role as the […]

Aug, 13

The List of Adrian Messenger *** (1963, George C Scott, Dana Wynter, Clive Brook, Gladys Cooper, Herbert Marshall) – Classic Movie Review 5901

Director John Huston’s lively 1963 movie tells a story about the attempts of former British intelligence officer Anthony Gethryn (George C Scott) to catch a killer who has bumped off group of 11 men on a list […]

Aug, 12

Land of Mine [Under sandet] **** (2015, Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman) – Movie Review

Roland Møller stars as Danish Sergeant Carl Rasmussen who supervises a group of young German PoWs forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines in post-World War Two Denmark. Writer-director Martin Zandvliet’s important, beautiful and moving Oscar-nominated Best Foreign […]

Aug, 12

The Ghoul ** (2016, Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Niamh Cusack, Geoffrey McGivern, Waen Shepherd, Paul Kaye) – Movie Review

Tom Meeten stars as an ex-police detective who goes undercover as the patient of a psychotherapist (Niamh Cusack) he believes is linked to a baffling double murder. As he investigates, he pretends to be mentally […]

Aug, 12

Tom of Finland **** (2017, Pekka Strang, Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn, Troy T Scott, Jan Böhme) – Movie Review

Provocative, warm-hearted, informative, involving and entertaining. Surprisingly expensive-looking production, with a good feel for its various periods. Well acted, smartly made. Award-winning film-maker Dome Karukoski celebrates the life and work of gay liberation hero Touko Laaksonen, aka […]

Aug, 12

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