Derek Winnert

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Madame Sousatzka *** (1988, Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Peggy Ashcroft, Twiggy, Leigh Lawson) – Classic Movie Review 6025

Shirley MacLaine stars as Madame Sousatzka, dotty piano teacher to a 15-year-old prodigy, Manek Sen (Navin Chowdhry), in co-writer/ director John Schlesinger’s pleasantly offbeat 1988 drama of life in a West London house peopled by […]

Sep, 13

The Witches of Eastwick **** (1987, Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer) – Classic Movie Review 5868

Director George Miller’s 1987 horror comedy provides Jack Nicholson with one of his most celebrated roles, giving him the chance to have a devil of a time hamming it up as Daryl Van Horne. He […]

Aug, 06

These Three **** (1936, Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea) – Classic Movie Review 5684

Because of the strict movie censorship rules of the Thirties, Lillian Hellman’s lesbian Broadway play The Children’s Hour couldn’t be filmed properly until 1962, when it was filmed under its proper title of The Children’s […]

Jun, 28

Gifted ***½ (2017, Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate) – Movie Review

Mmm, nice, we get the sweet and soft side of Captain America (that would be Chris Evans) in this gentle and appealing heart-tugger, neatly handled by director Marc Webb and tastily written by writer and Tom Flynn. […]

Jun, 24

Tammy, Tell Me True ** (1961, Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Charles Drake, Virginia Grey, Beulah Bondi) – Classic Movie Review 5513

Director Harry Keller’s 1961 follow-up film to the first hit Tammy and the Bachelor has Sandra Dee taking over from Debbie Reynolds as kind-hearted Tammy Tyree as she smirks and schmoozes her way through college, […]

May, 28

The Boy Who Turned Yellow *** (1972, Mark Dightam, Robert Eddison, Helen Weir, Brian Worth, Esmond Knight) – Classic Movie Review 5507

Michael Powell’s last film, released in the UK on 16 September 1972, was for the Children’s Film Foundation – ironically since this was the man driven out of Britain by the over-reaction to his horrific psycho serial killer […]

May, 27

Children of a Lesser God **** (1986, William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco) – Classic Movie Review 5249

Director Randa Haines’s rousing 1986 spirit-lifting drama stars marvellous Marlee Matlin (hearing impaired in real-life), who won a Best Actress Oscar and Golden Globe in her film début as Sarah, a young deaf woman whose […]

Apr, 03


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