Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Liebestraum * (1991, Kevin Anderson, Bill Pullman, Kim Novak, Pamela Gidley) – Classic Movie Review 5089

Unfortunately, writer-composer-director Mike Figgis lets arty images take the place of interesting characterisation and a decent plot in his pretentious, low-voltage 1991 neo noir mystery thriller. Kevin Anderson stars as Nick Kaminsky, a young professor […]

Mar, 01 · in Reviews

Phffft! **** (1954, Jack Lemmon, Judy Holliday, Kim Novak, Jack Carson) – Classic Movie Review 5088

Director Mark Robson’s sparky, surprisingly sexy, 1954 bedroom farce stars Jack Lemmon and Judy Holliday as Robert and Nina Tracey, a couple who marry and then split up and divorce after eight years of marriage. […]

Mar, 01 · in Reviews

Vampire’s Kiss **** (1988, Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley) – Classic Movie Review 5087

‘Seduction. Romance. Murder. The things one does for love.’ Director Robert Bierman’s 1988 black comedy horror movie is a brilliant, scarily decadent vampire story with a truly essential Nicolas Cage performance, as a creepy literary […]

Mar, 01

The Vampire’s Ghost * (1945, John Abbott, Charles Gordon, Peggy Stewart, Grant Withers, Adele Mara, Roy Barcroft) – Classic Movie Review 5086

John Abbott stars as an old African gangster named Webb Fallon who is running a bar in a small African port. But he is really a vampire cursed as undead in the 16th century, in director […]

Mar, 01

Verboten! **** (1959, James Best, Susan Cummings, Tom Pittman, Paul Dubov, Harold Day) – Classic Movie Review 5085

‘A MAD GENERATION… Spawned In Lust… Consumed By Hate!’ Writer-producer-director Samuel Fuller’s 1959 drama of troubled life in postwar Germany after the fall of the Third Reich is an intelligent, robust and tough-toned movie. There […]

Mar, 01

That Obscure Object of Desire [Cet Obscur Objet du Désir] **** (1977, Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Angela Molina) – Classic Movie Review 5084

Co-writer/ director Luis Buñuel’s tantalising last work dates from 1977 and tells in flashback the defiantly inscrutable tale of a discreetly charming bourgeois gentleman, Mathieu (Fernando Rey), obsessively pursuing his alluring former maid, Conchita, who refuses […]

Mar, 01

Carve Her Name with Pride **** (1958, Virginia McKenna, Paul Scofield, Jack Warner) – Classic Movie Review 5083

Stalwart British director Lewis Gilbert’s 1958 wartime drama grippingly and sincerely explores the affecting real-life story of World War Two war heroine Violette Szabo, the British widow of a French officer who joined the Special […]

Mar, 01

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