Derek Winnert

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Connecting Rooms * (1970, Bette Davis, Michael Redgrave, Alexis Kanner, Kay Walsh, Gabrielle Drake, Leo Genn) – Classic Movie Review 6015

Writer/ producer/ director Franklin Gollings’s sluggish and disappointing 1969 drama stars a miscast Bette Davis as a rather sad street-musician cellist called Wanda Fleming and a better cast Michael Redgrave as a dismissed gay ex-schoolteacher […]

Sep, 12

I Am a Camera ** (1955, Julie Harris, Laurence Harvey, Shelley Winters) – Classic Movie Review 5877

Director Henry Cornelius’s 1955 British drama is a lacklustre, uninspired, disappointing film, especially considering the quality of Christopher Isherwood’s brilliant stories of an Englishman abroad in Weimar-era Thirties Berlin in his classic book Goodbye to […]

Aug, 08

L’Aigle à deux têtes [The Eagle with Two Heads] **** (1948, Edwige Feuillère, Jean Marais, Silvia Monfort) – Classic Movie Review 5832

Writer-director Jean Cocteau’s sumptuous, exquisitely acted 1948 French film stars Jean Marais as suicidal anarchist poet on the run Stanislas, who sneaks in to the royal bedroom of a remote castle to kill the Queen, Natasha […]

Jul, 30

Les Parents Terribles [The Storm Within] ***** (1948, Jean Marais Josette Day Yvonne de Bray) – Classic Movie Review 5831

Writer-director Jean Cocteau’s spirited, theatrical, steamy 1948 French film of his own 1938 stage play about a Paris family driven crazy by the overpowering love of the mother Yvonne aka ‘Sophie’ (Yvonne de Bray) for […]

Jul, 30

Dandy Dick ** (1935, Will Hay, Nancy Burne, Esmond Knight) – Classic Movie Review 5827

Will Hay rose to prominence in his fourth film as the gentleman vicar, the Reverend Richard Jedd, falsely accused of racehorse nobbling, in this mild-mannered but still amusing farce adapted from Sir Arthur Wing Pinero’s fine […]

Jul, 30

Sherlock Holmes [Moriarty] **** (1922, John Barrymore, Roland Young, Carol Dempster, Gustav von Seyffertitz) – Classic Movie Review 5815

Director Albert Parker’s classic 1922 American silent mystery thriller stars John Barrymore as Sherlock Holmes, Roland Young as Dr John Watson, Gustav von Seyffertitz as Professor Moriarty, Carol Dempster as Alice Faulkner and Louis Wolheim as Moriarty’s henchman Craigin. It marks the screen debuts of William Powell […]

Jul, 27

Love Streams *** (1984, Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel) – Classic Movie Review 5753

Writer-director John Cassavetes collaborates on the screenplay with Ted Allan, author of the source play, for this 1984 film tale of a sister, Sarah Lawson (played by Gena Rowlands), with unusual ties to her decadent […]

Jul, 13

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