Derek Winnert

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Night Moves ***½ (1975, Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Edward Binns) – Classic Movie Review 6020

Director Arthur Penn’s dark-toned and unusually complex 1975 psychological thriller stars Gene Hackman as Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby, who tracks a former Hollywood actress’s runaway teenage daughter (played by a very young Melanie […]

Sep, 13

Star! **** (1968, Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig, Daniel Massey, Robert Reed, Bruce Forsyth, Beryl Reid) – Classic Movie Review 5937

Julie Andrews is ideally cast and absolutely fabulous in director Robert Wise’s stylish, thoroughly enjoyable 1968 musical biopic of Thirties British revue star and stage performer Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952). The film was nominated for seven Oscars, winning none. It […]

Aug, 19

No Highway [No Highway in the Sky] **** (1951, James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth More) – Classic Movie Review 5795

Director Henry Koster’s 1951 British drama is based on a novel by Nevil Shute, adapted for the screen by R C Sherriff, Oscar Millard and Alec Coppel. Marlene Dietrich stars as a beautiful film star […]

Jul, 21

The Black Camel *** (1931, Warner Oland, Dorothy Revier, Bela Lugosi, Sally Eilers) – Classic Movie Review 5612

Director Hamilton McFadden’s exotic, well-plotted 1931 mystery thriller is the earliest surviving Fox studio Charlie Chan series entry for which a print still exits. The first one – Charlie Chan Carries On (1931) – and […]

Jun, 15

Rules Don’t Apply **** (2016, Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich) – Movie Review

Warren Beatty’s polished and thoroughly entertaining Hollywood romantic biographical drama stars Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich as a strict Christian aspiring young actress and her earnest, ambitious young driver, both trying to work round the […]

Apr, 21

The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone **** (1961, Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Lotte Lenya, Jeremy Spenser, Coral Browne, Ernest Thesiger, Cleo Laine, Jill St John) – Classic Movie Review 5117

Director Jose Quintero’s 1961 romantic drama is a highly intriguing film version of Tennessee Williams’s only novel, with Vivien Leigh enjoying herself as Mrs Stone, an ageing American actress staying in a magnificent apartment in Rome, […]

Mar, 07

Hiroshima Mon Amour ***** (1959, Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson) – Classic Movie Review 4885

The debut movie of the all-time great director Alain Resnais is a beautifully crafted gem, with an intelligent, challenging screenplay by Marguerite Duras. Emmanuelle Riva stars as Elle, a French actress who has an affair […]

Jan, 13

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