Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Captain’s Paradise *** (1953, Alec Guinness, Celia Johnson, Yvonne De Carlo) – Classic Movie Review 5018

Producer-director Anthony Kimmins’s welcome 1953 British comedy star Alec Guinness as Henry St James, the ferryboat captain happily chugging between Gibraltar and Tangiers, enjoying the bigamous luxury of different wives in both ports. This entertaining, […]

Feb, 10 · in Uncategorized

The Captain’s Table *** (1958, John Gregson, Peggy Cummins, Donald Sinden) – Classic Movie Review 5017

Director Jack Lee’s 1958 movie is a typical Fifties British comedy with its air of being keen and eager to raise laughs coming over as a bit desperate to please. John Gregson stars as the […]

Feb, 09 · in Uncategorized

Reach for the Sky **** (1956, Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook) – Classic Movie Review 5016

Writer-director Lewis Gilbert’s inspirational 1955 British drama stars Kenneth More, who enjoyed his biggest success when Richard Burton turned down the role of ace British pilot Douglas Bader. Bader painfully learns to walk again and […]

Feb, 08

Elle **** (2016, Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Jonas Bloquet, Charles Berling, Judith Magre, Virginie Efira, Christian Berkel) – Movie Review

Director Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-involving 2016 crime drama is an extraordinary film. Isabelle Huppert is astonishing in a huge and complex star role as Michèle, the apparently supremely self-confident boss of a successful video game company, who is attacked […]

Feb, 08

The Silencers *** (1966, Dean Martin, Stella Stevens, Victor Buono, Daliah Lavi, Cyd Charisse, Nancy Kovack) – Classic Movie Review 5015

Director Phil Karlson’s campy, infectiously amusing 1966 spy thriller is the first of four action-comedy movie outings for Dean Martin’s incredibly popular Sixties secret agent, Matt Helm, based on the character created by Donald Hamilton. […]

Feb, 08

Dangerous Minds **** (1995, Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B Vance) – Classic Movie Review 5014

Director John N Smith’s 1995 school drama provides Michelle Pfeiffer with one of her best, most popular and memorable roles and one of her biggest hits. Pfeiffer gives a polished and dedicated performance as ex-Marine […]

Feb, 07

The Silence of the Hams [Il Silenzio dei Prosciutti] * (1994, Ezio Greggio, Dom DeLuise, Billy Zane, Joanna Pacula, Charlene Tilton, Martin Balsam, Rip Taylor, Shelley Winters) – Classic Movie Review 5013

Writer-producer-director- star Ezio Greggio’s 1994 comedy is a horrible, laugh-free parody of The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and other killer thrillers, mainly Psycho (1960). It is opportunist and pathetic and lacks the imagination to have any […]

Feb, 07

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