Derek Winnert

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Robot Monster * (1953, George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle, John Mylong) – Classic Movie Review 5902

‘Incredible! Unbelievable! Told The Untamed Way!’ Director Phil Tucker’s infamous, hysterically bad 1953 3D monster movie thriller is a classic of abysmal 1950s science fiction. It stars George Nader in his star breakthrough role as the […]

Aug, 13

Tom of Finland **** (2017, Pekka Strang, Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn, Troy T Scott, Jan Böhme) – Movie Review

Provocative, warm-hearted, informative, involving and entertaining. Surprisingly expensive-looking production, with a good feel for its various periods. Well acted, smartly made. Award-winning film-maker Dome Karukoski celebrates the life and work of gay liberation hero Touko Laaksonen, aka […]

Aug, 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

England Is Mine ***½ (2017, Jack Lowden, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jodie Comer) – Movie Review

Co-writer/ director Mark Gill’s portrait of Steven Morrissey and his early life in Seventies Manchester before he became famous as the lead singer of Eighties band The Smiths is a good and thoughtful film, perhaps a […]

Aug, 04

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

L’éternel retour [Love Eternal] **** (1943, Jean Marais, Madeleine Sologne, Jean Murat) – Classic Movie Review 5830

Jean Delannoy directs this strangely forgotten and sadly neglected 1943 film adaptation of the Tristan and Iseult [Isolde] legend, set in a magnificent château in 1940s France. The film’s neglect is truly surprisingly since the screenplay […]

Jul, 30

Head On **** (1998, Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis, Julian Garner, Elena Mandalis) – Classic Movie Review 5808

This well done, powerful, atmospheric and engaging 1998 Australian gay rites-of-passage movie is set over a late-teen’s life-changing 24-hour period and based on the novel Loaded by Christos Tsiolkas. Alex Dimitriades stars as confused young […]

Jul, 24

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