Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Gideon of Scotland Yard [Gideon’s Day] *** (1958, Jack Hawkins, Dianne Foster, Anna Lee, Andrew Ray, Anna Massey, Frank Lawton, John Loder, Cyril Cusack, Derek Bond) – Classic Movie Review 5152

Producer-director John Ford’s engrossing and compelling 1958 British thriller stars an ideally cast Jack Hawkins harassed plain-clothes inspector, George Gideon of Scotland Yard, who is having quite a busy 24 hours. Gideon deals with the […]

Mar, 13 · in Reviews

The Long Arm [The Third Key] **** (1956, Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison) – Classic Movie Review 5151

Director Charles Frend’s 1956 British Ealing Studios thriller stars Jack Hawkins, an always welcome and more than capable player, at least when he was properly cast, unlike his Pharaoh Khufu in the previous year’s Land of the […]

Mar, 13 · in Reviews

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne **** (1987, Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Prunella Scales, Wendy Hiller, Marie Kean, Ian McNeice) – Classic Movie Review 5150

Director Jack Clayton’s 1987 best of British drama provides lovely showcase for impeccable, tour-de-force acting from Maggie Smith as Judith Hearne. Smith won the 1989 BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress. Judith Hearne is the lonely, penniless […]

Mar, 13

The Lonely Guy ** (1984, Steve Martin, Robyn Douglass, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence) – Classic Movie Review 5149

Steve Martin stars as struggling New York greetings card writer Larry Hubbard who is forced to follow the lifestyle of a single Lonely Guy when his girlfriend Danielle (Robyn Douglass) throws him out. He is […]

Mar, 13

Lonely Are the Brave **** (1962, Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Gena Rowlands) – Classic Movie Review 5148

Kirk Douglas triumphs in some of his best acting in director David Miller’s intense and brooding pursuit 1962 Western. Douglas gives a stalwart, practised and ultra-confident performance as Jack Burns, a cowboy who finds the […]

Mar, 13

Lone Star State of Mind ** (2002, Joshua Jackson, Jamie King, Matthew Davis) – Classic Movie Review 5147

Joshua Jackson stars in director David Semel’s 2002 movie as a young Texas small-town mechanic, who lands in trouble when he has to bail out his fiancée Baby (Jamie King)’s dim cousin Junior (D J […]

Mar, 13

Lone Star **** (1996, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Morton, Clifton James, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J Lang, Kris Kristofferson) – Classic Movie Review 5146

Writer-director John Sayles’s beautifully written 1996 murder-mystery neo Western thriller is long, complex and satisfying, and is one of the cult film-maker’s best movies. Sayles’s screenplay tackles the tensions in a Texas border small town. Success is spearheaded by Chris Cooper’s […]

Mar, 13



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