Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

A Separate Peace *** (1972, John Heyl, Parker Stevenson, William Roerick) – Classic Movie Review 5972

Director Larry Pearce’s 1972 coming-of-age drama films the best-selling novel by John Knowles that tells the delicate, touching, trail-blazing tale of the special friendship of two schoolboy roomies (John Heyl as Finny, Parker Stevenson as […]

Aug, 26 · in Uncategorized

Separate Tables *** (1983, Alan Bates, Julie Christie, Claire Bloom, Irene Worth) – Classic Movie Review 5971

Director John Schlesinger’s 1983 Home Box Office TV movie is a particularly well cast, carefully handled and subtly performed remake of the Terence Rattigan twin one-act plays, with a faithful script based on his 1954 […]

Aug, 26 · in Uncategorized

Separate Tables **** (1958, Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Wendy Hiller, Gladys Cooper) – Classic Movie Review 5970

Director Delbert Mann’s double Oscar-winning 1958 Black-and-White drama is a Hollywood version of Terence Rattigan’s renowned pair of one-act plays about the dramas of guests at a British resort establishment. We are in the off-season […]

Aug, 25

Move Over, Darling *** (1963, Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter, Chuck Connors, Fred Clark, Don Knotts) – Classic Movie Review 5969

In 1962 the screwball comedy My Favorite Wife (1940) was being remade with Marilyn Monroe leaving it unfinished just before her death (as Something’s Got To Give with director George Cukor), and 20th Century Fox hastily revamped it […]

Aug, 25

Desperately Seeking Susan **** (1985, Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum, Robert Joy, Laurie Metcalf, Steven Wright) – Classic Movie Review 5968

Director Susan Seidelman’s 1985 hit is a delicious, offbeat romantic comedy adventure starring Rosanna Arquette as the fed-up housewife Roberta Glass who investigates a puzzling series of personal ads and creates all kinds of chaos. Roberta wakes […]

Aug, 25

Legal Eagles *** (1986, Robert Redford. Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy, Terence Stamp, Steven Hill) – Classic Movie Review 5967

Producer-director Ivan Reitman’s 1986 romantic comedy thriller provides a nice change of pace for Robert Redford as Tom Logan, a New York prosecuting assistant district attorney embroiled with with his adversary the defence lawyer Laura […]

Aug, 25

Dishonored Lady ** (1947, Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O’Keefe, John Loder) – Classic Movie Review 5966

Director Robert Stevenson’s intriguing 1947 film noir crime melodrama stars Hedy Lamarr as beautiful Madeleine Damien, the mysterious Manhattan magazine fashion lady suspected of larceny and murder, after she becomes a lively party girl at […]

Aug, 24

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