Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Two Bits *** (1995, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Jerry Barone) – Classic Movie Review 5860

‘You’re never too old to believe in a dream. Or too young to make one come true!’ Director James Foley’s and writer Joseph Stefano’s forgotten heart-warmer fits in between Foley’s Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and Fear (1996). In the […]

Aug, 06 · in Uncategorized

It’s Alive! *** (1974, John P Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell, James Dixon, Michael Ansara) – Classic Movie Review 5859

‘There’s only ONE thing wrong with the Davis baby… IT’S ALIVE!’ A newly born baby turns out to be a monster who goes on the murderous rampage whenever upset, in writer-producer-director Larry Cohen’s lively, imaginative, […]

Aug, 05 · in Uncategorized

I Don’t Want to be Born * (1975, Joan Collins, Ralph Bates, Donald Pleasence, Eileen Atkins) – Classic Movie Review 5858

Director Peter Sasdy’s 1975 horror movie is a classically tatty example of Seventies British schlock cinema. Game for absolutely anything, always, old trouper Joan Collins does her stalwart best in one of the parts she […]

Aug, 05

The Monster *** (1925, Lon Chaney Sr, Johnny Arthur, Gertrude Olmstead, Hallam Cooley) – Classic Movie Review 5857

Lon Chaney Sr enjoys himself as Dr Ziska, a renegade mad scientist who is carrying out experiments in resurrecting dead bodies but finds he needs more ‘blud’. So he diverts the car passengers driving past […]

Aug, 05

The Uncanny * (1977, Peter Cushing, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Joan Greenwood, Susan Penhaligon, Samantha Eggar, John Vernon) – Classic Movie Review 5856

Peter Cushing, starring as horror writer Wilbur Gray, and Ray Milland, as Frank Richards, link three rather timid terror tales that spring from the idea that cats are diabolic animals that are in control of […]

Aug, 05

England Is Mine ***½ (2017, Jack Lowden, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jodie Comer) – Movie Review

Co-writer/ director Mark Gill’s portrait of Steven Morrissey and his early life in Seventies Manchester before he became famous as the lead singer of Eighties band The Smiths is a good and thoughtful film, perhaps a […]

Aug, 04

Perfect Friday *** (1970, Stanley Baker, Ursula Andress, David Warner, T P McKenna, Patience Collier) – Classic Movie Review 5855

Director Peter Hall’s amusing 1970 British bank-heist caper thriller is a bright straggler from the Sixties about bored and bent London West End assistant bank manager Mr Graham (Stanley Baker), and the rich titled married […]

Aug, 04

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