Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Return of the Seven ** (1966, Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller, Julián Mateos, Warren Oates, Claude Akins, Fernando Rey, Emilio Fernández) – Classic Movie Review 6576

Director Burt Kennedy’s 1966 movie brings Yul Brynner’s welcome return as hired gun Chris Adams in this acceptable but less magnificent sequel to perhaps everybody’s favourite Western, The Magnificent Seven (1960). The trouble is that […]

Jan, 18 · in Reviews

The Magnificent Seven Ride! ** (1972, Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers, Michael Callan, Mariette Hartley, Pedro Armendáriz Jr) – Classic Movie Review 6575

Director George McCowan’s welcome enough 1972 Western is the fourth and last in the series, following The Magnificent Seven (1960), Return of the Seven, and Guns of the Magnificent Seven. And there is wit on […]

Jan, 18 · in Reviews

The Magnificent Two ** (1967, Eric Morcambe, Ernie Wise, Margit Saad, Cecil Parker) – Classic Movie Review 6574

Director Cliff Owen’s 1966 South American caper comedy is the third of only three cinema movies from beloved British comic duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. Following The Intelligence Men (1965) and That Riviera Touch (1966), […]

Jan, 18

That Riviera Touch ** (1966, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, Suzanne Lloyd) – Classic Movie Review 6573

Director Cliff Owen’s 1966 French Riviera caper comedy is the second of only three films from beloved British comic duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. Following The Intelligence Men (1965), Morecambe and Wise’s second attempt […]

Jan, 17

The Intelligence Men ** (1965, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, William Franklyn, Richard Vernon, David Lodge, Warren Mitchell, Francis Matthews, Tutte Lemkow) – Classic Movie Review 6572

Director Robert Asher’s 1965 spy caper comedy is the first of only three films from beloved British comic duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. Though made at the peak of their popularity, it lets them […]

Jan, 17

Youth [Fang hua] **** (2017, Xuan Huang, Miao Miao, Caiyu Yang, Elane Zhong) – Movie Review

Xuan Huang stars as Feng Liu, Caiyu Yang as Dingding Lin and Elane Zhong as Suizi in director Xiaogang Feng’s haunting and stirring 2017 romantic drama based around the lives of the young members of a Chinese Military Cultural Troupe in the […]

Jan, 17

The Commuter *** (2018, Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Banks) – Movie Review

Liam Neeson is in his element in director Jaume Collet-Serra’s good old-style fun mystery crime thriller flick along Murder on the Orient Express lines, but with some added high-octane action, plus a slick production. I’m […]

Jan, 17

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