Derek Winnert

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The Quiller Memorandum **** (1966, George Segal, Max von Sydow, Alec Guinness, Senta Berger, George Sanders, Robert Helpmann) – Classic Movie Review 5129

Director Michael Anderson’s excellent, engrossing and exciting 1966 British espionage thriller stars George Segal as American spy Quiller, who is sent to West Berlin by the British Secret Service to investigate a mysterious Neo-Nazi organisation, […]

Mar, 10

Nora *** (2000, Ewan McGregor, Susan Lynch, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott) – Classic Movie Review 5128

Ewan McGregor stars as Dublin writer James Joyce, who meets Galway hotel maid Nora Barnacle (Susan Lynch) in director Pat Murphy’s well-told, nicely acted and involving R rated 2000 biographical drama of their relationship. Peter McDonald co-stars as […]

Mar, 10

Norma Rae **** (1979, Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley) – Classic Movie Review 5127

Producer-director Martin Ritt’s double Oscar-winning 1979 drama was a triumph for him and his plucky star Sally Field, who deservedly, though unexpectedly, won her first Academy Award as Norma Rae, the underpaid young American Southern single […]

Mar, 10

Places in the Heart **** (1984, Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, John Malkovich, Danny Glover) – Classic Movie Review 5126

Writer-director Robert Benton’s 1984 US Deep South drama was a triumph for both him and his star Sally Field, who won her second Best Actress Oscar for her typically spunky performance as Edna Spalding, the sheriff’s […]

Mar, 10

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest *** (1945, Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise, Edgar Buchanan, Jill Esmond, Henry Daniell, George Macready) – Classic Movie Review 5125

Cornel Wilde stars in directors George Sherman and Henry Levin’s 1945 American swashbuckling adventure movie as Robin Hood (Russell Hicks)’s little-known son Robert of Nottingham. Robert romps through Sherwood Forest to stop the wicked Prince […]

Mar, 09

Ship of Fools **** (1965, Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Oskar Werner, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer, George Segal) – Classic Movie Review 5124

Producer-director Stanley Kramer’s grand, double Oscar-winning 1965 movie soap opera is set aboard a second-rate German ocean liner sailing the Atlantic from Veracruz, Mexico, to Bremerhaven, Germany, in 1933. The liner may be run by a […]

Mar, 09

Fist Fight **½ (2017, Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris) – Movie Review

It’s the last day of high school, and Charlie Day stars as an easy-going, good-natured school teacher who, to save his own job, gets another (angry and erratic) teacher (Ice Cube) fired after he chops […]

Mar, 09

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