Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Finding Your Feet ** (2017, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman, John Sessions, Josie Lawrence) – Movie Review

Finding Your Feet is a guaranteed crowd pleaser with two bona fide national treasures in Imelda Staunton and Timothy Spall, plus a great performance by Celia Imrie. Director Richard Loncraine’s often funny and charming Finding Your […]

Feb, 25 · in Reviews

Baby Blue Marine ** (1976, Jan-Michael Vincent, Glynnis O’Connor, Katherine Helmond, Dana Elcar, Bert Remsen, Bruce Kirby) – Classic Movie Review 6734

Director John Hancock’s 1976 drama stars Jan-Michael Vincent as a US marine who is sent home during World War Two after failing basic training and takes the war vet uniform of an actual battle hero who […]

Feb, 25 · in Reviews

Monster Hunt 2 [Zhuo yao ji 2] ** (2018, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Baihe Bai, Boran Jing) – Movie Review

Director Raman Hui’s fantasy movie sequel is good natured enough and fun up to a point, with game performances and a good, costly looking production, with lovely and lavish art direction. But Monster Hunt 2 is […]

Feb, 24

Tribes [The Soldier Who Declared Peace] **** (1970, Jan-Michael Vincent, Darren McGavin, Earl Holliman) – Classic Movie Review 6733

Director Joseph Sargent’s 1970 American TV movie Tribes was thought good enough to show in British cinemas, with its powerful tale of a US Marine Corps drill instructor, Gunnery Sergeant Tom Drake (Darren McGavin), taking on […]

Feb, 24

The Undefeated ** (1969, John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Marian McCargo, Lee Meriwether, Ben Johnson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Antonio Aguilar, Bruce Cabot) – Classic Movie Review 6732

Even an enormous cast of renowned outdoor movie character players, a costly $7 million plus production and the big name star pairing of John Wayne and Rock Hudson cannot quite save director Andrew V McLaglen’s […]

Feb, 24

Hellfighters ** (1968, John Wayne, Katharine Ross, Jim Hutton, Vera Miles, Bruce Cabot, Jay C Flippen) – Classic Movie Review 6731

Director Andrew V McLaglen’s indifferent 1969 movie Hellfighters stars John Wayne as ace oil rig fire fighter Chance Buckman, who fights oil fires instead of Indians, in this desperately routine, seemingly carelessly handled, macho adventure yarn […]

Feb, 24

Chisum *** (1970, John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson, Glenn Corbett, Bruce Cabot, Andrew Prine, Patric Knowles, Richard Jaeckel, Lynda Day) – Classic Movie Review 6730

Director Andrew V McLaglen’s strong and solid 1970 Western stars John Wayne, aged 63, as New Mexico cattle-king John Chisum, who takes on the treacherous landowners and the rancid officials who threaten his peaceful way […]

Feb, 24



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