Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Death Drums along the River ** (1963, Richard Todd, Marianne Koch, Albert Lieven, Walter Rilla) – Classic Movie Review 5821

Richard Todd gives a solid star turn as dogged British colonial district commissioner Inspector Harry Sanders in director Lawrence Huntington’s dully written, freely adapted 1963 remake of Edgar Wallace’s famous 1911 African adventure novel Sanders of […]

Jul, 29 · in Uncategorized

The Mysterious Dr Fu Manchu **** (1929, Warner Oland, Jean Arthur, Neil Hamilton, O P Heggie, William Austin) – Classic Movie Review 5820

‘DANGER – MYSTERY THRILLS You’ll never forget.’ Warner Oland stars in Paramount’s 1929 chiller as Sax Rohmer’s evil Chinese criminal mastermind Dr Fu Manchu, who sets out to avenge the death of his wife and […]

Jul, 28 · in Uncategorized

The Return of Dr Fu Manchu *** (1930, Warner Oland, O P Heggie, Jean Arthur, Neil Hamilton) – Classic Movie Review 5819

Director Rowland V Lee’s creaky but creepy 1930 Paramount horror thriller brings back Warner Oland, who is fun re-creating his role as Sax Rohmer’s evil criminal mastermind Dr Fu Manchu from the 1929 film The […]

Jul, 28

The Return of Dracula ** (1958, Francis Lederer, Norma Eberhardt, Ray Stricklyn ) – Classic Movie Review 5818

Director Paul Landres’s 1958 chiller stars Francis Lederer as escaping Balkans vampire Bellac Gordal, who uses the passport of a Czech artist he has killed to assume his identity to go to America. There he […]

Jul, 28

We Don’t Live Here Anymore *** (2004, Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Naomi Watts, Peter Krause) – Classic Movie Review 5817

Jack Linden (Mark Ruffalo) cheats on his wife Terry Linden (Laura Dern) with his friend Edith Evans (Naomi Watts), who is married to Hank Evans (Peter Krause), destroying both marriages, in director John Curran’s brilliantly acted and classy 2004 […]

Jul, 28

The Big Sick **** (2017, Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano) – Movie Review

The Big Sick is very sweet and very funny, and very well sustained for its epic two hours. Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan are good but Holly Hunter is outstanding. Even the hospital stuff is funny, […]

Jul, 28

Sherlock Holmes **** (1916, William Gillette, Marjorie Kay, Ernest Maupain, Edward Fielding) – Classic Movie Review 5816

William Gillette (July 24, 1853 – April 29, 1937) gives the defining and definitive performance in the role for which he is best remembered – playing Sherlock Holmes – in director Arthur Berthelet’s 1916 silent film. It is […]

Jul, 27

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