Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Cutter’s Way [Cutter and Bone] **** (1981, Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry, Stephen Elliott, Nina Van Pallandt) – Classic Movie Review 5799

Director Ivan Passer’s involving and gripping 1981 film version of Newton Thornburg’s novel Cutter and Bone is always fascinating, with lovely performances from ideally cast Jeff Bridges and John Heard in their prime. It is […]

Jul, 23 · in Reviews

Ten North Frederick ** (1958, Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi, Suzy Parker, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Tom Tully, Stuart Whitman) – Classic Movie Review 5798

Writer-director Philip Dunne’s 1958 20th Century Fox drama is based on the best-selling novel by John O’Hara. ‘JOHN O’HARA’S HOTLY-DISCUSSED BEST-SELLER…OF HOW THEY SINNED AGAINST EACH OTHER AND AGAINST THEMSELVES!’ Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Oh, […]

Jul, 22 · in Reviews

Dark Intruder *** (1965, Leslie Nielsen, Mark Richman, Judi Meredith, Werner Klemperer, Charles Bolender, Peter Brocco) – Classic Movie Review 5797

Leslie Nielsen stars as 1890 San Francisco playboy sleuth and occult expert Brett Kingsford in director Harvey Hart’s eerie and atmospheric 1965 black-and-white period horror movie. It is produced by Alfred Hitchcock’s Shamley Productions TV company as the pilot for […]

Jul, 22

Chamber of Horrors *** (1966, Patrick O’Neal, Cesare Danova, Wilfrid Hyde White, Laura Devon, Patrice Wymore, Suzy Parker) – Classic Movie Review 5796

Director Hy Averback’s lurid, tongue-in-cheek 1966 period black comedy horror was made by Warner Bros for TV as a pilot for a period detective series called House of Wax. But, once made it was considered […]

Jul, 22

No Highway [No Highway in the Sky] **** (1951, James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth More) – Classic Movie Review 5795

Director Henry Koster’s 1951 British drama is based on a novel by Nevil Shute, adapted for the screen by R C Sherriff, Oscar Millard and Alec Coppel. Marlene Dietrich stars as a beautiful film star […]

Jul, 21

Dunkirk ** (2017, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance, Tom Glynn-Carney, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, James D’Arcy, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles) – Movie Review

Writer-director Christopher Nolan retells the World War Two Dunkirk story at this weird and unhappy point in Britain’s history with Europe. Why? It’s a mystery. He’s never dabbled in history before, and he provides no clues […]

Jul, 21

In the Line of Fire **** (1993, Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, Gary Cole, John Mahoney) – Classic Movie Review 5794

Director Wolfgang Petersen’s classy 1993 thriller finds an ideal role for Clint Eastwood as Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan, an FBI man who failed to put his body in the line of fire to save […]

Jul, 21

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