Derek Winnert

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Up the Front ** (1972, Frankie Howerd, Bill Fraser, William Mervyn, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Stanley Holloway, Hermione Baddeley, Dora Bryan, Lance Percival, Robert Coote) – Classic Movie Review 5895

Director Bob Kellett’s saucily coarse, very much hit-and-miss 1972 British comedy stars the great comedian Frankie Howerd, who is again is on tittersome form as Lurk, Lord Twithampton (William Mervyn)’s cowardly servant. Lurk has no […]

Aug, 11

Baywatch * (2017, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario) – Movie Review

Dwayne Johnson stars as hard-man lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, who clashes with brash, conceited new beach boy recruit Matt Brody (Zac Efron). But then together they uncover a criminal plot by drugs villainess Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra). Yes […]

May, 23

That’s Your Funeral *** (1972, Bill Fraser, Raymond Huntley, David Battley) – Classic Movie Review 5082

Director John Robins’s 1972 British comedy is a drolly amusing movie spinoff from the TV sitcom of 1971, effectively exploiting both the black comedy inherent in the funerals business and its elderly stars’ comic brilliance. […]

Mar, 01

Porridge [Doing Time] ***½ (1979, Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Peter Vaughan, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde, Sam Kelly) – Classic Movie Review 4772

Co-writer/ director Dick Clement’s funny 1979 film prison comedy is a most entertaining, above-par transfer of the much-loved Seventies BBC TV sitcom about the inmates and warders of HM Slade Prison in darkest Cumbria. Porridge seemed […]

Dec, 07

Fabian of the Yard *** (1954, Bruce Seton, Sarah Churchill, Richard Pearson, Gwen Cherrell, Diana Beaumont, Margaret Boyd) – Classic Movie Review 4595

Director Edward Thompson and co-director/ producer Antony Beauchamp’s 1954 British police procedural thriller stars Bruce Seton as the real-life Scotland Yard Superintendent Robert Fabian. Taken from Fabian’s autobiographical book of memoirs, this trio of stories from […]

Nov, 06

Star Trek Beyond ***½ (2016, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba) – Movie Review

The 13th Star Trek movie is the third reboot movie, and the first without its mastermind as director, J J Abrams, who has headed off to Star Wars. It is directed by action director Justin Lin, maker […]

Jul, 23

Lost in Space *** (1998, Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Heather Graham, Mimi Rogers) – Classic Movie Review 3700

The fondly remembered Irwin Allen 1965-68 family sci-fi TV series lives again in director Stephen Hopkins’s daft but likeable mega-budget ($90million) 1998 big-screen re-creation. A cast of actors rather than stars take the parts of the […]

May, 12


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