Derek Winnert

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Flesh and the Devil ****½ (1927, John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson) – Classic Movie Review 5326

This famous 1927 silent movie is the first of seven Greta Garbo films directed by Clarence Brown and first of four with her beloved favourite co-star, John Gilbert. Garbo stars as Felicitas, who seduces various […]

Apr, 20

Places in the Heart **** (1984, Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, John Malkovich, Danny Glover) – Classic Movie Review 5126

Writer-director Robert Benton’s 1984 US Deep South drama was a triumph for both him and his star Sally Field, who won her second Best Actress Oscar for her typically spunky performance as Edna Spalding, the sheriff’s […]

Mar, 10

The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone **** (1961, Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Lotte Lenya, Jeremy Spenser, Coral Browne, Ernest Thesiger, Cleo Laine, Jill St John) – Classic Movie Review 5117

Director Jose Quintero’s 1961 romantic drama is a highly intriguing film version of Tennessee Williams’s only novel, with Vivien Leigh enjoying herself as Mrs Stone, an ageing American actress staying in a magnificent apartment in Rome, […]

Mar, 07

Cast a Dark Shadow *** (1955, Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh) – Classic Movie Review 4984

Director Lewis Gilbert’s 1955 British thriller stars Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, and Kay Walsh. With John Cresswell’s screenplay based on the play Murder Mistaken by Janet Green, this is a stagey and creaky but still […]

Feb, 16

Highway Dragnet ** (1954, Richard Conte, Joan Bennett, Wanda Hendrix, Reed Hadley) – Classic Movie Review 4977

Director Nathan Juran’s 1954 film noir thriller stars Richard Conte as James Henry, a US Marine hitch-hiker, a Korean War veteran, who is picked up by driving freelance magazine fashion photographer Mrs. Cummings (Joan Bennett) […]

Feb, 01

The Field *** (1990, Richard Harris, John Hurt, Tom Berenger, Sean Bean, Frances Tomelty, Brenda Fricker) – Classic Movie Review 4959

Oscar-nominated, white-bearded Richard Harris is wonderfully moving as ‘Bull’ McCabe, a proud, stubborn old man willing to fight to the death over a parcel of land, in writer-director Jim Sheridan’s 1990 Irish Thirties-set period picture. […]

Jan, 28

Jackie *** (2016, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E Grant) – Movie Review

Natalie Portman was nominated for a Golden Globe and Bafta award as Best Actress playing – carefully and well – First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who is interviewed by a Journalist (Billy Crudup) soon after the assassination […]

Jan, 20


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