Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Il Grido [The Cry] [The Outcry] **** (1957, Steve Cochran, Alida Valli, Dorian Gray, Betsy Blair, Lynn Shaw) – Classic Movie Review 6280

This downbeat and ambling 1957 Italian personal drama and study in alienation is impressively filmed along Neo-Realist lines by master director Michelangelo Antonioni, who was soon about to make his international name with L’Avventura (1960), […]

Nov, 21 · in Reviews

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines *** (1965, Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, James Fox, Eric Sykes, Terry-Thomas) – Classic Movie Review 6279

Edwardian pioneer fliers compete in publisher Lord Rawnsley (Robert Morley)’s 1910 London-to-Paris air race in every kind of ramshackle contraption. Caddish Sir Percy Ware-Armitage (Terry-Thomas) is willing to cheat, upstanding guards officer Richard Mays (James Fox) keeps a stiff […]

Nov, 21 · in Reviews

The Shooting Party **** (1985, James Mason, Edward Fox, Dorothy Tutin, John Gielgud, Gordon Jackson, Cheryl Campbell, Robert Hardy, Frank Windsor, Rupert Frazer, Judi Bowker) – Classic Movie Review 6278

Edwardian barrister Lionel Stephens (Rupert Frazer) engages with renowned sportsman Lord Gilbert Hartlip (Edward Fox) in an escalating contest over who can shoot the most game in director Alan Bridges’s rich and rewarding 1985 British film […]

Nov, 21

Out of Season *** (1975, Vanessa Redgrave, Cliff Robertson, Susan George) – Classic Movie Review 6277

Director Alan Bridges’s smart, sensitive and atmospheric but finally slightly unsatisfying British 1975 romantic triangle drama is set in an English winter resort. The drama is sparked by the expectedly very decent acting from Vanessa Redgrave […]

Nov, 21

Beach Rats **** (2017, Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge, Neal Huff, Harrison Sheehan) – Movie Review

Writer-director Eliza Hittman’s provocative coming-of-age/ coming-out drama is intelligent, thoughtful, exciting, intensely gripping, involving and sexy. Movies are all in the detail, and this is superbly detailed and nuanced. Harris Dickinson is outstanding as a […]

Nov, 21

7th Cavalry *** (1956, Randolph Scott, Barbara Hale, Jay C Flippen) – Classic Movie Review 6276

‘CHARGING THE BATTLE LINES OF THE SIOUX AND THE CHEYENNES!’ The early parts of cult favourite director Joseph H Lewis’s interesting minor 1956 Western are weighed down with words. So finish your conversations, get ready […]

Nov, 20

The Glass Mountain **** (1949, Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Valentina Cortese, Tito Gobbi, Sebastian Shaw) – Classic Movie Review 6275

Director Henry Cass’s poignant popular 1949 love story romantic drama stars Michael Denison as the married English composer Richard Wilder, who is moved to write an opera by two of Italy’s greatest delights – the […]

Nov, 20

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