Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

A Severed Head ** (1970, Lee Remick, Richard Attenborough, Ian Holm, Claire Bloom, Jennie Linden, Clive Revill) – Classic Movie Review 5979

Director Dick Clement’s 1970 sex comedy is an intriguing might-have-been sort of movie. It has all the clever elements it needs to make it work, but strangely it misfires. Writer Frederic Raphael and the actors […]

Aug, 27 · in Uncategorized

Sex and the Single Girl *** (1964, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Mel Ferrer ) – Classic Movie Review 5978

Tony Curtis stars as Bob Weston, the womanising editor of a sleazy scandal mag, who first gets an interview with renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown (Natalie Wood) in order to attack her bestseller sex book, […]

Aug, 27 · in Uncategorized

Skin Game **** (1971, James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr, Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes, Edward Asner, Andrew Duggan, Henry Jones) – Classic Movie Review 5977

James Garner stars as a con man called Quincy Drew who keeps selling his African American sidekick Jason O’Rourke (Louis Gossett Jr [Lou Gossett]) as a slave and then rescuing him. Jason keeps escaping and […]

Aug, 27

Privileged *** (1982, Robert Woolley, Diana Katis, Hugh Grant, Victoria Studd, James Wilby, Imogen Stubbs, Mark Williams) – Classic Movie Review 5976

Director Michael Hoffman’s 1982 British film tells an old-fashioned, 1960s-style story of an egocentric actor and is an odd choice in 1982 for a feature film made by an amateur cast and crew from Oxford […]

Aug, 27

Privilege *** (1967, Paul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, Mark London, Max Bacon, Jeremy Child, James Cossins) – Classic Movie Review 5975

Director Peter Watkins’s 1967 music comedy drama stars a real Sixties pop star, Paul Jones, harmonica player and lead vocalist from 1962 to 1966 with the English rock band named after keyboardist Manfred Mann. Jones does well […]

Aug, 27

The Prize **** (1963, Paul Newman, Edward G Robinson, Elke Sommer, Diane Baker) – Classic Movie Review 5974

Director Mark Robson’s glossy, sizzling, entertaining 1963 espionage thriller focuses on political intrigue and shady shenanigans at the annual Nobel Prize-giving ceremony in Sweden. It is advertised as a colourful caper starring Paul Newman from the screenwriter […]

Aug, 26

The Secret War of Harry Frigg * (1967, Paul Newman, John Williams, Sylva Koscina) – Classic Movie Review 5973

Director Jack Smight’s lame 1967 World War Two-set comedy does not prove a good idea for Paul Newman. In a very rare misfiring performance, he does not impress at all as one-man army Private Harry […]

Aug, 26

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