Derek Winnert

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Le Chat [The Cat] **** (1971, Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Annie Cordy, Jacques Rispal, Nicole Desailly) – Classic Movie Review 5552

Co-writer/ director Pierre Granier-Deferre’s compelling and disturbing 1971 film adaptation of a novel by Georges Simenon about a late middle-aged Parisian couple’s troubled, angst-ridden domestic life, which is characterised by a shared disgust and the […]

Jun, 04

Cat People *** (1982, Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard) – Classic Movie Review 5485

Co-writer/ director Paul Schrader’s under-rated 1982 horror movie remakes the 1942 chiller classic Cat People. Nastassja Kinski stars as the beautiful young woman called Irena Gallier who was raised by adoptive parents. Now she is […]

May, 20

The Aristocats ***½ (1970, voices of Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Maurice Chevalier, Sterling Holloway) – Classic Movie Review 5175

Producer-director Wolfgang Reitherman’s 1970 animated feature tells screen-writer Larry Clemmons’s story of an aristocratic cat and her three kittens, who are kidnapped and abandoned in the country by a mean butler who is afraid that they […]

Mar, 18

Scorpio **** (1972, Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos, Gayle Hunnicutt, J D Cannon) – Classic Movie Review 5061

The 1972 Scorpio, based on the story by David W Rintels, is arguably director Michael Winner’s best film. It re-teams Winner with Burt Lancaster, his star in another of his successes, Lawman (1971). Scorpio is a smoothly twisting […]

Feb, 25

Elle **** (2016, Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Jonas Bloquet, Charles Berling, Judith Magre, Virginie Efira, Christian Berkel) – Movie Review

Director Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-involving 2016 crime drama is an extraordinary film. Isabelle Huppert is astonishing in a huge and complex star role as Michèle, the apparently supremely self-confident boss of a successful video game company, who is attacked […]

Feb, 08

A Street Cat Named Bob **** (2016, Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head) – Movie Review

Director Roger Spottiswoode’s 2015 feel good true story comedy drama is a loveable boy meets cat, falls for cat, lives happily ever after love story. Luke Treadaway as the boy is nearly as cute and good […]

Nov, 01

Black Sabbath [I Tre Volti della Paura] ***½ (1963, Boris Karloff, Jacqueline Pierreux, Michèle Mercier, Mark Damon) – Classic Movie Review 4552

Co-writer/ director Mario Bava, the Italian chiller maestro, turns in an atmospheric, effective, visually splendid 1963 Italian horror anthology compendium movie of three Gothic tales. It is introduced by Boris Karloff, who also stars in […]

Oct, 28


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