Derek Winnert

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Tower of London **** (1939, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O’Neil, Ian Hunter, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton, Leo G Carroll, Miles Mander) – Classic Movie Review 4438

Producer-director Rowland V Lee’s stirring 1939 Universal horror movie successfully reworks William Shakespeare’s play Richard III as a rousing Gothic historical chiller, shot by George Robinson in classy black and white. Basil Rathbone stars as […]

Oct, 01

Andrei Rublev ***** (1966, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko) – Classic Movie Review 4212

This re-creation of imaginary events in the life of the 15th-century icon painter Andrei Rublev (Anatoliy Solonitsyn) is one of director Andrei Tarkovsky’s movie masterpieces, along with Ivan’s Childhood (1962), Mirror (1975) and The Sacrifice (1986). In the […]

Aug, 21

Richard III ****½ (1955, Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, Stanley Baker, Alec Clunes, Pamela Brown, Michael Gough) – Classic Movie Review 3646

Laurence Olivier’s 1955 film triumph is his third William Shakespeare adaptation as star and director, following Henry V (1944) and Hamlet (1948). There were three 1956 Bafta wins – for Best British Actor, Best British Film and Best Film […]

May, 02


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