Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Chamber of Horrors *** (1966, Patrick O’Neal, Cesare Danova, Wilfrid Hyde White, Laura Devon, Patrice Wymore, Suzy Parker) – Classic Movie Review 5796

Director Hy Averback’s lurid, tongue-in-cheek 1966 period black comedy horror was made by Warner Bros for TV as a pilot for a period detective series called House of Wax. But, once made it was considered […]

Jul, 22 · in Reviews

No Highway [No Highway in the Sky] **** (1951, James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth More) – Classic Movie Review 5795

Director Henry Koster’s 1951 British drama is based on a novel by Nevil Shute, adapted for the screen by R C Sherriff, Oscar Millard and Alec Coppel. Marlene Dietrich stars as a beautiful film star […]

Jul, 21 · in Reviews

Dunkirk ** (2017, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, James D’Arcy, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles) – Movie Review

Writer-director Christopher Nolan retells the World War Two Dunkirk story at this weird and unhappy point in Britain’s history with Europe. Why? It’s a mystery. He’s never dabbled in history before, and he provides no clues […]

Jul, 21

In the Line of Fire **** (1993, Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, John Mahoney) – Classic Movie Review 5794

Director Wolfgang Petersen’s classy 1993 thriller finds an ideal role for Clint Eastwood as Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan, an FBI man who failed to put his body in the line of fire to save […]

Jul, 21

To Hell and Back **** (1955, Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Gregg Palmer, Jack Kelly) – Classic Movie Review 5793

Director Jesse Hibbs’s strong and solid 1955 Universal war film does justice to its tale of heroism as Audie Murphy re-creates (from his autobiography) the story of how he became America’s most decorated soldier (with […]

Jul, 21

Scribe [La mécanique de l’ombre] **** (2016, François Cluzet, Denis Podalydès, Sami Bouajila ) – Movie Review

Co-writer/ director Thomas Kruithof’s really good and exciting French Seventies-style 2016 paranoia thriller is intensely acted, grippingly done and stylishly filmed. François Cluzet stars as the depressed, alcoholic, recently unemployed Duval, who is contacted by […]

Jul, 21

One Hour with You ***** (1932, Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Roland Young, Charles Ruggles, George Barbier) – Classic Movie Review 5777

Producer-director Ernst Lubitsch re-teams Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald after The Love Parade (1929) in this delightfully witty, deliciously daring 1932 Paramount romantic comedy with songs, based on Lothar Schmidt’s play Only a Dream. Chevalier plays […]

Jul, 20

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