Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Shiner ** (2000, Michael Caine, Martin Landau, Frances Barber, Frank Harper, Andy Serkis, Matthew Marsden) – Classic Movie Review 5540

Michael Caine does his usual decent job as ruthless, shady boxing promoter Shiner Simpson, who, while being investigated by the cops and staging a big fight, vows to wreak revenge on the men who murder his […]

Jun, 03 · in Reviews

Silver Lode **** (1954, John Payne, Dan Duryea, Dolores Moran, Lizabeth Scott) – Classic Movie Review 5539

Cult director Allan Dwan’s minor but exceptionally impressive 1954 Western follows in the footsteps of High Noon (1952) as Marshal Fred McCarty (Dan Duryea) leads a sinister gang of deputies into town to arrest Dan Ballard […]

Jun, 03 · in Reviews

The Silver Horde *** (1930, Evelyn Brent, Louis Wolheim, Joel McCrea, Raymond Hatton, Jean Arthur, Gavin Gordon) – Classic Movie Review 5538

So the advertising is a major help here. What we have in director George Archainbaud’s creaky but enjoyable 1930 romantic adventure movie is ‘Rex Beach’s Sledge-Fisted Romance of the Great Alaskan Salmon Run.’ Wallace Smith adapts the […]

Jun, 03

Stanley & Iris *** (1990, Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Swoosie Kurtz) – Classic Movie Review 5537

Director Martin Ritt’s 1990 drama stars Robert De Niro as Stanley Cox, a hard-working diner cook who is one of 27 million Americans over the age of 17 who cannot read or write. Jane Fonda […]

Jun, 02

Mad Cows (1999, Anna Friel, Joanna Lumley, Anna Massey) – Classic Movie Review 5536

Every woman wants to be wanted – just not by the Metropolitan police force. Anna Friel stars as unwed, lippy Aussie Maddy, who gets arrested and jailed after a mix-up over a packet of frozen […]

Jun, 02

The Mad Doctor [A Date with Destiny] *** (1940, Basil Rathbone, Ellen Drew, John Howard, Barbara Jo Allen, Ralph Morgan, Martin Kosleck, Kitty Kelly) – Classic Movie Review 5535

Basil Rathbone stars as mad doctor George Sebastian, who marries rich women and then, assisted by a crazy accomplice (Martin Kosleck), bumps them off to inherit their wealth. That is, until an old flame of his […]

Jun, 02

The Mad Doctor of Market Street ** (1942, Lionel Atwill, Una Merkel, Nat Pendleton, Claire Dodd, Anne Nagel, Hardie Albright, Richard Davies) – Classic Movie Review 5534

Cult director Joseph H Lewis’s minor 1942 Universal Studios B-movie horror thriller stars Lionel Atwill as Dr Ralph Benson, the unbalanced doctor who is forced to leave San Francisco and sets off to a remote exotic […]

Jun, 02

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