Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Sword of the Valiant ** (1984, Miles O’Keeffe, Cyrielle Clair, Leigh Lawson, Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, John Rhys-Davies) – Classic Movie Review 8492

With the charming sword and sorcery fantasy genre then in vogue in the 80s, director Stephen Weeks could enjoy the rare luxury of remaking his own Gawain and the Green Knight. The 1984 action adventure […]

May, 22 · in Reviews

Gawain and the Green Knight ** (1973, Murray Head, Ciaran Madden, Nigel Green) – Classic Movie Review 8491

Director Stephen Weeks’s 1973 adventure fantasy Gawain and the Green Knight is an adequate low-budget attempt to re-create the medieval tale from Mallory’s epic poem of the squire Gawain (Murray Head) who accepts the swordsman’s […]

May, 21 · in Reviews

Ghost Story ** (1974, Marianne Faithfull, Barbara Shelley, Murray Melvin, Larry Dann, Vivian MacKerrell) – Classic Movie Review 8490

The 1974 Ghost Story has Marianne Faithfull, horror queen Barbara Shelley’s final cinema film appearance, a killer doll, and the man who really was Withnail. Stephen Weeks’s third film (after I, Monster and Gawain and […]

May, 21

Kickboxer *** (1989, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi) – Classic Movie Review 8489

‘An Ancient Sport Becomes A Deadly Game.’ Directors Mark DiSalle and David Worth’s 1989 Kickboxer stars the ex-world karate champ Jean-Claude Van Damme (aka the ‘Muscles from Brussels’), who first gained stardom with this predictable […]

May, 21

Convoy **** (1978, Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young) – Classic Movie Review 8488

Director Sam Peckinpah’s surprisingly relaxed, warm and likeable anarchic 1978 trucker comedy Convoy stars Kris Kristofferson as good ol’ boy Rubber Duck and follows his fight for freedom on the highways, hotly pursued by bad […]

May, 21

Universal Soldier *** (1992, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker) – Classic Movie Review 8487

Director Roland Emmerich’s 1992 action sci-fi thriller Universal Soldier proved a good-sized hit for him and his exciting action stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren. It cost $23,000,000, and grossed $36,299,898, with a cumulative […]

May, 20

King of the Roaring 20s: The Story of Arnold Rothstein ** (1961, David Janssen, Dianne Foster, Jack Carson, Diana Dors, Mickey Rooney) – Classic Movie Review 8486

‘THE HELL-BENT, JAZZ-CRAZED ERA AND THE MAN WHO RULED IT ALL’ Director Joseph M Newman’s 1961 black and white B movie biographical crime drama King of the Roaring 20s – The Story of Arnold Rothstein […]

May, 20



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