Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Running Man *** (1987, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown) – Classic Movie Review 6249

Can you believe that 13 November 2017 is already the 30th anniversary of the 1980s iconic sci-fi and fantasy film The Running Man? Stephen King’s novel provides director Paul Michael Glaser with the basis for his efficient if […]

Nov, 14 · in Uncategorized

Seconds **** (1966, Rock Hudson, Will Geer, John Randolph, Salome Jens, Wesley Addy, Jeff Corey, Richard Anderson, Murray Hamilton, Karl Swenson) – Classic Movie Review 6248

Director John Frankenheimer’s splendid, showy 1966 Faustian sci-fi thriller offers an excellent chance for Rock Hudson to show his underrated acting skills as the unhappy middle-aged banker hero Tony Wilson, who goes to a creepy […]

Nov, 13 · in Uncategorized

The Whip Hand * (1951, Elliott Reid, Carla Balenda, Edgar Barrier, Raymond Burr, Otto Waldis, Michael Steele, Laurene Tuttle) – Classic Movie Review 6247

This tale about Communists holed up in a New England town and plotting to take over the US via germ warfare was originally a story about Adolf Hitler hiding in a town after the war, […]

Nov, 13

Merrill’s Marauders **** (1962, Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Andrew Duggan, Peter Brown, Will Hutchins) – Classic Movie Review 6246

This first-class 1962 anti-war film from highly esteemed cult director Samuel Fuller is lustily done with lashings of bloody action. It is set in World War Two in Burma, where the 3,000-strong American unit, Merrill’s Marauders, […]

Nov, 13

The Chapman Report *** (1962, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Shelley Winters, Jane Fonda, Claire Bloom, Glynis Johns, Ray Danton, Ty Hardin) – Classic Movie Review 6245

Director George Cukor’s slick but superficial 1962 sex drama, inspired by the Kinsey Report, is based on the best-selling novel by Irving Wallace. It was nominated for four Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actress […]

Nov, 13

PT 109 ** (1963, Cliff Robertson, Ty Hardin, James Gregory, Robert Culp, Grant Williams) – Classic Movie Review 6244

Cliff Robertson impersonates President, or rather Lieutenant, John F Kennedy in Leslie H Martinson’s well-meaning but long, routine and stuffily handled 1963 World War Two biographical war film about JFK’s youthful war adventures in the […]

Nov, 13

Wall of Noise *** (1963, Suzanne Pleshette, Ty Hardin, Dorothy Provine, Ralph Meeker, Simon Oakland) – Classic Movie Review 6243

Director Richard Wilson’s capable and underrated 1963 drama is a standard marital soap opera with a seemingly arbitrary horse-racing background tacked on just for colour. But that turns out to be a good thing. Colour […]

Nov, 13

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