Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Cast a Dark Shadow *** (1955, Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh) – Classic Movie Review 4984

Director Lewis Gilbert’s 1955 British thriller stars Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, and Kay Walsh. With John Cresswell’s screenplay based on the play Murder Mistaken by Janet Green, this is a stagey and creaky but still […]

Feb, 16 · in Reviews

Ice Cold in Alex **** (1958, John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews) – Classic Movie Review 5028

Director J Lee Thompson’s 1958 British World War Two wartime-set thriller stars John Mills as a British military man, Captain Anson, who leads an ambulance and its medical field unit passengers to safety across the […]

Feb, 16 · in Reviews,Uncategorized

Rings * (2017, Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio) – Movie Review

Director F Javier Gutiérrez’s lame and struggling 2017 supernatural horror movie is an incoherent, arbitrary and pointless reboot of The Ring (2002) and The Ring Two (2005). Since there is no sign of original series star Naomi […]

Feb, 15

The Return of Martin Guerre [Le Retour de Martin Guerre] **** (1982, Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Sylvie Meda) – Classic Movie Review 4985

Co-writer/ director Daniel Vigne’s highly popular and successful 1982 romantic crime drama, based on the novel by Janet Lewis, finds Gérard Depardieu at a career peak. Depardieu does well, taking on a for him unusual quiet dignity […]

Feb, 15

Ice Castles **** (1978, Robby Benson, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Colleen Dewhurst, Tom Skerritt) – Classic Movie Review 4990

Co-writer/ director Donald Wrye’s sweet 1978 drama stars Robby Benson as a boy who helps an aspiring Iowa Olympic ice figure-skating girl (Lynn-Holly Johnson) to overcome her handicap to pursue her dreams after she is blinded in […]

Feb, 15

Jeremiah Johnson **** (1972, Robert Redford, Will Geer, Allyn Ann McLerie, Josh Albee, Stefan Gierasch, Charles Tyner) – Classic Movie Review 4991

Director Sydney Pollack’s manly 1972 mountain man movie is a remarkable outside adventure. It stars Robert Redford as the titular Jeremiah Johnson, who goes from naïve trapper to hardened mountain-dweller and on to legendary status. […]

Feb, 15

The Jazz Singer * (1952, Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Eduard Franz, Mildred Dunnock) – Classic Movie Review 5027

‘It’s joy set to music. A story that sings out to your heart.’ Well, maybe, but more probably maybe not. Danny Thomas steps into Al Jolson’s singing shoes for Michael Curtiz’s slushy 1952 second film […]

Feb, 14



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