Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Limehouse Golem **** (2016, Bill Nighy, Douglas Booth, Olivia Cooke, Daniel Mays, Eddie Marsan, Sam Reid) – Movie Review

National treasure Bill Nighy is excellent as London copper John Kildare doggedly on the trail of a Victorian Limehouse serial killer. He involves himself in the fate of Lizzie Cree (Olivia Cooke), who is about to be hanged […]

Aug, 31 · in Uncategorized

Futureworld *** (1976, Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner) – Classic Movie Review 6006

Director Richard T Heffron’s 1976 welcome and successful sequel to Westworld (1973) sees the robots from Westworld replicate famous people to try to achieve control of the planet. Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner star as reporters […]

Aug, 31 · in Uncategorized

Top Secret! **** (1984, Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Omar Sharif, Jeremy Kemp, Warren Clarke, Michael Gough) – Classic Movie Review 6005

In 1984 there were things to laugh about and funny people to make us laugh. Writer-director Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker’s neglected and underestimated 1984 World War Two spy send-up and Elvis films […]

Aug, 31

Top Secret [Mr Potts Goes to Moscow] *** (1952, George Cole, Oscar Homolka, Nadia Gray, Frederick Valk, Wilfrid Hyde White, Ronald Adams) – Classic Movie Review 6004

Producer-director Mario Zampi ensures that madcap satirical comedy ensues when double-dealing Russian Communists seize English government research plant plumber/ sanitary engineer Mr Potts (George Cole) who has gone on holiday to Moscow with vital secret plans […]

Aug, 30

Dr Phibes Rises Again *** (1972, Vincent Price, Robert Quarry, Peter Cushing, Beryl Reid, Terry-Thomas, Hugh Griffith) – Classic Movie Review 6003

Co-writer/ director Robert Fuest’s 1972 kitsch horror movie is the welcome sequel to The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971), bringing the great Vincent Price back on the campy rampage as the vengeful Dr Anton Phibes. This […]

Aug, 30

Too Many Crooks **** (1959, Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Bresslaw, Sidney James, Joe Melia, Vera Day) – Classic Movie Review 6002

Director Mario Zampi’s nimble and nifty 1959 British crime comedy stars the irreplaceable comedy gods Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Bernard Bresslaw and Sidney James, who of course greatly enliven this daft but amusing satire on racketeer […]

Aug, 30

The Prince of Thieves ** (1948, Jon Hall, Patricia Morison, Adele Jergens) –  Classic Movie Review 6001

Director Howard Bretherton’s 1948 Columbia Pictures’ Robin Hood film is a pleasantly acceptable adventure as a young person’s time-passer. Jon Hall stars as a roguish Robin Hood, who ensures that the Lady Christabel (Adele Jergens) […]

Aug, 29

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