Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Annabelle: Creation ** (2017, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Miranda Otto, Lulu Wilson, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry O’Malley) – Movie Review

12 years after the tragic death of their little girl in a road accident, dollmaker Samuel Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife Esther (Miranda Otto) welcome nun Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman) and several young girls from […]

Aug, 12 · in Uncategorized

Take Me Out to the Ball Game **** (1949, Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin) – Classic Movie Review 5900

Director Busby Berkeley’s 1949 MGM musical about the misadventures of a baseball team that features the noted ball-playing skills of shortstop Frank Sinatra and second baseman Gene Kelly is a whole lot of good fun. […]

Aug, 11 · in Uncategorized

The Liquidator ** (1965, Rod Taylor, Trevor Howard, Jill St John) – Classic Movie Review 5899

Director Jack Cardiff’s 1965 British spy action adventure stars Rod Taylor as American expatriate Boysie Oakes, a more cowardly relation of 007 recruited after the war of World War Two by a stiff-upper-lipped British intelligence […]

Aug, 11

I’ll Never Forget What’s ’Isname *** (1967, Oliver Reed, Orson Welles, Carol White) – Classic Movie Review 5898

Producer-director Michael Winner’s typically unsubtle 1967 Swinging Sixties tragi- comedy stars Oliver Reed as Andrew Quint, a conscience-stricken adman who smashes up his desk and quits the business for an honest life in literature, but […]

Aug, 11

Up the Junction *** (1968, Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman, Adrienne Posta, Maureen Lipman, Michael Gothard, Liz Fraser, Hylda Baker, Alfie Bass) – Classic Movie Review 5897

Director Peter Collinson’s 1968 movie adaptation of Nell Dunn’s famous 1963 book and Ken Loach’s classic BBC TV adaptation of 1965 was popular but did not spark the kind of controversy or impact that they did. This Sixties […]

Aug, 11

Up the Chastity Belt ** (1971, Frankie Howerd, Graham Crowden, Bill Fraser, Hugh Paddick, Roy Hudd, Anna Quayle, Eartha Kitt, Dave King, Fred Emney) – Classic Movie Review 5896

Director Bob Kellett’s 1971 sequel to Up Pompeii is a bawdy, double-entendre laden medieval romp, again a showcase for Frank Howerd, who this time stars in a double role as the lowly serf Lurkalot and […]

Aug, 11

Up the Front ** (1972, Frankie Howerd, Bill Fraser, William Mervyn, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Stanley Holloway, Hermione Baddeley, Dora Bryan, Lance Percival, Robert Coote) – Classic Movie Review 5895

Director Bob Kellett’s saucily coarse, very much hit-and-miss 1972 British comedy stars the great comedian Frankie Howerd, who is again is on tittersome form as Lurk, Lord Twithampton (William Mervyn)’s cowardly servant. Lurk has no […]

Aug, 11

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