Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

I Don’t Want to be Born * (1975, Joan Collins, Ralph Bates, Donald Pleasence, Eileen Atkins) – Classic Movie Review 5858

Director Peter Sasdy’s 1975 horror movie is a classically tatty example of Seventies British schlock cinema. Game for absolutely anything, always, old trouper Joan Collins does her stalwart best in one of the parts she […]

Aug, 05 · in Uncategorized

The Monster *** (1925, Lon Chaney Sr, Johnny Arthur, Gertrude Olmstead, Hallam Cooley) – Classic Movie Review 5857

Lon Chaney Sr enjoys himself as Dr Ziska, a renegade mad scientist who is carrying out experiments in resurrecting dead bodies but finds he needs more ‘blud’. So he diverts the car passengers driving past […]

Aug, 05 · in Uncategorized

The Uncanny * (1977, Peter Cushing, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Joan Greenwood, Susan Penhaligon, Samantha Eggar, John Vernon) – Classic Movie Review 5856

Peter Cushing, starring as horror writer Wilbur Gray, and Ray Milland, as Frank Richards, link three rather timid terror tales that spring from the idea that cats are diabolic animals that are in control of […]

Aug, 05

England Is Mine ***½ (2017, Jack Lowden, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jodie Comer) – Movie Review

Co-writer/ director Mark Gill’s portrait of Steven Morrissey and his early life in Seventies Manchester before he became famous as the lead singer of Eighties band The Smiths is a good and thoughtful film, perhaps a […]

Aug, 04

Perfect Friday *** (1970, Stanley Baker, Ursula Andress, David Warner, T P McKenna, Patience Collier) – Classic Movie Review 5855

Director Peter Hall’s amusing 1970 British bank-heist caper thriller is a bright straggler from the Sixties about bored and bent London West End assistant bank manager Mr Graham (Stanley Baker), and the rich titled married […]

Aug, 04

Mine Own Executioner **** (1947, Burgess Meredith, Kieron Moore, Dulcie Gray, Barbara White, Christine Norden) – Classic Movie Review 5854

Director Anthony Kimmins’s 1947 British film noir thriller of Nigel Balchin’s distinguished novel is deservedly admired, with Balchin providing his own admirable screenplay. The story is about a psychiatrist, Felix Milne (Burgess Meredith), who is […]

Aug, 04

Children of the Corn 666: Isaac’s Return * (1999, John Franklin, Stacy Keach, Nancy Allen, Natalie Ramsey) – Classic Movie Review 5853

John Franklin returns as Isaac from the original 1984 Children of the Corn for director Kari Skogland’s gory, tatty 1999 fifth sequel, in which, on a trip back to her hometown of Gatlin to find her […]

Aug, 04

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