Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Went the Day Well? ***** (1942, Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton, Basil Sydney) – Classic Movie Review 5993

Director Alberto Cavalcanti’s 1943 British classic for Ealing Studios stars Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan, Frank Lawton and Basil Sydney. It is a most compelling film of Graham Greene’s famous wartime warning fantasy story (The Lieutenant […]

Aug, 29 · in Uncategorized

Le Serpent [The Serpent] *** (1973, Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, Dirk Bogarde) – Classic Movie Review 5992

Co-writer/ producer/ director Henri Verneuil’s 1973 French movie for the international market is a standard, Seventies realist spy-thriller, with a gritty, sombre tone. It boasts an exceptional star line-up, which is one of its main […]

Aug, 29 · in Uncategorized

The Wheeler Dealers [Separate Beds] *** (1963, James Garner, Lee Remick, Phil Harris, Chill Wills, Jim Backus, Louis Nye, John Astin) – Classic Movie Review 5991

Even changing the title for the UK from The Wheeler Dealers to Separate Beds, there is nothing like a glossy Sixties comedy to remind British audiences that American films can seem as foreign as, say, […]

Aug, 29

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre *** (2003, Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour, Andrew Bryniarski, R Lee Ermey) – Classic Movie Review 5989

Five terrified teens are stuck in a 1973 Texas town and fighting for their lives against a crazy chainsaw-wielding monster, the chilling masked Leatherface (Andrew Bryniarski), and his cannibal family. Director Marcus Nispel’s hit 2003 […]

Aug, 29

Weekend ***** (1967, Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jean-Pierre Kalfon) – Classic Movie Review 5990

This thrilling 1967 movie is an outstanding example of French surreal avant-garde cinema from the prime of writer-director Jean-Luc Godard, in which Mireille Darc and Jean Yanne play a Parisian married couple, Corinne and Roland Durand, who […]

Aug, 28

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation * (1994, Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Jacks) – Classic Movie Review 5988

Following the flop of Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III in 1990, the revamped Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise returns in 1994 with original co-writer Kim Henkel as writer, co-producer and director. But despite that, and being […]

Aug, 28

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III * (1990, Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler, Viggo Mortensen) – Classic Movie Review 5987

Three people – a California couple and a survivalist – confront the family of lethally crazy cannibals from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – Leatherface and his family. Little fresh […]

Aug, 28

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