Derek Winnert

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Bunny O’Hare ** (1971, Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Cassidy) – Classic Movie Review 6023

Director Gerd Oswald’s 1971 golden years comedy pairs Bette Davis and Ernest Borgnine as penniless widow granny Bunny O’Hare and old thief Billy Green, who team up to rob banks like antique hippy, motor-biking Robin Hoods! […]

Sep, 13

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre **** (1974, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Gunnar Hansen) – Classic Movie Review 5980

Director Tobe Hooper’s scintillating 1974 film début proper (following 1969’s experimental Eggshells) ranks as one of the most shocking and powerful horror films ever made and is a horror movie game changer. Based on the true […]

Aug, 27

Privileged *** (1982, Robert Woolley, Diana Katis, Hugh Grant, Victoria Studd, James Wilby, Imogen Stubbs, Mark Williams) – Classic Movie Review 5976

Director Michael Hoffman’s 1982 British film tells an old-fashioned, 1960s-style story of an egocentric actor and is an odd choice in 1982 for a feature film made by an amateur cast and crew from Oxford […]

Aug, 27

Made Men ** (1997, James Biberi, Thomas Calabro, Don Close, Cara Buono, Andrew Fiscella, Aida Turturro) – Classic Movie Review 5913

‘They grew up together. Life turned them into Made Men.’ James Biberi stars as hot-tempered Vinny Morganti, Andrew Fiscella as Sal Ponti, Thomas Calabro as Nicky ‘Shoes’ Piazza in co-writer/ co-producer/ director Don Close’s well-made, involving […]

Aug, 14

Up the Junction *** (1968, Suzy Kendall, Dennis Waterman, Adrienne Posta, Maureen Lipman, Michael Gothard, Liz Fraser, Hylda Baker, Alfie Bass) – Classic Movie Review 5897

Director Peter Collinson’s 1968 movie adaptation of Nell Dunn’s famous 1963 book and Ken Loach’s classic BBC TV adaptation of 1965 was popular but did not spark the kind of controversy or impact that they did. This Sixties […]

Aug, 11

Up the Front ** (1972, Frankie Howerd, Bill Fraser, William Mervyn, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Stanley Holloway, Hermione Baddeley, Dora Bryan, Lance Percival, Robert Coote) – Classic Movie Review 5895

Director Bob Kellett’s saucily coarse, very much hit-and-miss 1972 British comedy stars the great comedian Frankie Howerd, who is again is on tittersome form as Lurk, Lord Twithampton (William Mervyn)’s cowardly servant. Lurk has no […]

Aug, 11

In This Corner of the World [Kono sekai no katasumi ni] **** (2016, voice of Rena Nounen) – Movie Review

Co-writer/director Sunao Katabuchi’s extraordinary 2016 anime animation is based on a Manga by Fumiyo Kono. Rena Nounen [Non] provides the voice of Japanese heroine Suzu, who enters into an arranged marriage at the age of 18 in the […]

Aug, 01


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