Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Out of Iraq ***½ (2016, Nayyef Hrebid, Hayder ‘Btoo’ Allami, Michael Failla) – Movie Review

Directors Chris McKim and Eva Orner’s emotionally thrilling 2016 documentary is a great story with a happy ending well told. Usually happy stories don’t make good films, but this one does, as there’s plenty of high […]

Mar, 22 · in Reviews

Blonde Fist *** (1991, Margi Clarke, Carroll Baker, Ken Hutchison, Sharon Power) – Classic Movie Review 5189

  Writer-director Frank Clarke’s 1991 film has a strong premise about a spunky Liverpool lass who takes up female boxing and it is rewarded with a knockout performance from the treasurable Liverpudlian legend Margi Clarke […]

Mar, 22 · in Reviews

The Secret Garden ** (1993, Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Haydon Prowse, John Lynch, Andrew Knott, Irène Jacob) – Classic Movie Review 5188

Director Agnieszka Holland’s 1993 film version of the 1911 Frances Hodgson Burnett children’s story is picturesque and meticulous, but dramatically indolent. Burnett’s story was previously filmed in 1919, 1949 and for TV in 1987. Kate […]

Mar, 22

The Little Princess *** (1939, Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Cesar Romero, Mary Nash, E E Clive) – Classic Movie Review 5187

Director Walter Lang’s 1939 musical comedy family drama stars Shirley Temple, who bursts into colour for the first time in films – and glorious Technicolor at that! – and that seems to have inspired one […]

Mar, 22

Man in the Dark *** (1953, Edmond O’Brien, Audrey Totter, Ted de Corsia) – Classic Movie Review 5186

Director Lew Landers’s 1953 film noir thriller stars the always excellent Edmond O’Brien, Audrey Totter and Ted de Corsia, is filmed in 3D and is based on a story by Henry Altimus and Tom Van […]

Mar, 21

Inferno **** (1953, Robert Ryan, William Lundigan, Rhonda Fleming) – Classic Movie Review 5185

Director Roy Ward Baker’s taut and suspenseful 1953 thriller Inferno is notable as 20th Century Fox’s first, successful, if belated, move into making the then popular 3D movies. It stars Rhonda Fleming as scheming wife Geraldine […]

Mar, 21

Gorilla at Large *** (1954, Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J Cobb, Lee Marvin, Raymond Burr) – Classic Movie Review 5184

‘You’ve always been this alert, Shaughnessy?’ – Lee J Cobb playing Detective Sergeant Garrison. ‘Always on my toes!’- Lee Marvin as Policeman Shaughnessy. ‘Well, get off ’em. You’re a cop, not a ballet dancer.’ – Detective Sergeant […]

Mar, 21



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