Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives ** (1986, Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagen) – Classic Movie Review 8278

Writer-director Tom McLoughlin’s 1986 Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives starts with Tommy Jarvis (Thom Mathews) returning to the graveyard to make sure serial teen killer Jason Voorhees is dead and accidentally bringing him […]

Mar, 21 · in Reviews

Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning * (1985, Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile) – Classic Movie Review 8277

Hopes that the series would finally end after 1984’s Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter are cruelly dashed with co-writer/ director Danny Steinmann’s 1985 horror mystery thriller Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning. […]

Mar, 21 · in Reviews

Jekyll & Hyde ** (1990, Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland) – Classic Movie Review 8276

Michael Caine reunites with writer-director David Wickes from his 1988 hit TV film Jack the Ripper for this rather less successful slab of Victoriana, the 1990 British TV film Jekyll & Hyde, made by David […]

Mar, 21

Friendly Persuasion **** (1956, Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Marjorie Main) – Classic Movie Review 8275

Gary Cooper and Dorothy McGuire (as the family’s parents) head the worthy cast of director William Wyler’s friendly 1956 movie tale of the Quaker Birdwell family’s hardships in Southern Indiana in 1862 during the American […]

Mar, 20
Fright * (1971, Honor Blackman, Susan George, Ian Bannen, John Gregson, George Cole, Dennis Waterman) – Classic Movie Review 8274

Fright * (1971, Honor Blackman, Susan George, Ian Bannen, John Gregson, George Cole, Dennis Waterman) – Classic Movie Review 8274

Susan George stars as Amanda, who babysits for her friend Helen Lloyd (Honor Blackman) in a remote house and is terrified by Blackman’s estranged husband Brian (Ian Bannen), a dangerous escaped mental patient, in director Peter […]

Mar, 20

Walk a Tightrope *** (1964, Dan Duryea, Patricia Owens, Terence Cooper, Neil McCallum, Richard Leech, Trevor Reid, A J Brown) – Classic Movie Review 8273

Patricia Owens gives a powerful performance as Ellen Sheppard, happily married to Jason (Terence Cooper), but tormented by her past, in director Frank Nesbitt’s tense and suspenseful 1964 crime mystery suspense thriller Walk a Tightrope, […]

Mar, 20

The Citadel **** (1938, Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, Rex Harrison, Emlyn Williams, Nora Swinburne) – Classic Movie Review 8272

Robert Donat finds one of his best roles in director King Vidor’s ideal 1938 film version of A J Cronin’s novel about a young, enthusiastic doctor, Dr Andrew Manson, who sells out the principles that […]

Mar, 20

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