Derek Winnert

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Gold Diggers of 1937 **** (1936, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Victor Moore, Glenda Farrell, Osgood Perkins) – Classic Movie Review 5894

Keeping to the established formula, obviously there are more people putting on a show – this time insurance salesmen – in the fourth Gold Diggers film, with Busby Berkeley this time credited only as the […]

Aug, 10

Stop Making Sense **** (1984, David Byrne, Talking Heads) – Classic Movie Review 5352

David Byrne: ‘Thanks! Does anybody have any questions?’ Director Jonathan Demme’s 1984 concert film featuring the Eighties thinking person’s top rock act, Talking Heads, is a now iconic, superbly stylish music documentary and innovative concert […]

Apr, 27

Beaches **** (1988, Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray, Lainie Kazan) – Classic Movie Review 4060

Director Garry Marshall’s 1988 movie is all about the ups and downs of a lifetime’s friendship between two women, which makes a refreshing change, especially with these stars. It was hugely popular among female audiences […]

Jul, 21

The Frozen Ghost *** (1945, Lon Chaney Jr, Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, Tala Birell, Martin Kosleck) – Classic Movie Review 3766

Director Harold Young’s chilling 1945 low-budget Inner Sanctum horror mystery again stars Lon Chaney Jr, this time as stage hypnotist/ mentalist Alex Gregor. Normally we are just metaphorically driven mad by our agents, but Gregor is literally driven mad […]

May, 24

Man of a Thousand Faces *** (1957, James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Robert J Evans, Jim Backus, Celia Lovsky, Jeanne Cagney) – Classic Movie Review 3729

Director Joseph Pevney’s 1957 dip into Hollywood history provides a very good biopic of silent star Lon Chaney Snr, mainly memorable for James Cagney’s rousing performance as the Man of a Thousand Faces and the […]

May, 21

Till the Clouds Roll By **** (1946, Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer) – Classic Movie Review 3608

Director Richard Whorf’s striking 1946 MGM musical is a tribute to the composer/song-writer Jerome Kern, who is played by Robert Walker. The movie starts with the premiere of Show Boat and flashes back to Kern’s […]

Apr, 24

Calamity Jane **** (1953, Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie) – Classic Movie Review 3345

Director David Butler’s 1953 classic Golden Age musical stars Doris Day as the titular gun-toting, whip-cracking Wild West whirlwind along with Howard Keel as Wild Bill Hickok. Sammy Fain’s haunting, show-stopping romantic number ‘Secret Love’ […]

Feb, 11


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