Derek Winnert

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The Glass Bottom Boat *** (1966, Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Arthur Godfrey) – Classic Movie Review 6079

Director Frank Tashlin’s frothy 1966 farcical comedy of misunderstandings successfully re-teams Doris Day with Rod Taylor after their hit Do Not Disturb (1965). It asks the intriguing question, is the girl next door a Soviet […]

Oct, 11

Cargo *** (2017, Sebastien Dewaele, Sam Louwyck, Wim Willaert, Josse De Pauw, Wennie De Ruyck, Gilles De Schryver) – Movie Review 

Co-writer/ director Gilles Coulier’s drama is incredibly dark, dour, raw and bleak, but a true humanity and a deeply hidden central core of warmth are to be found here. If there is a laugh anywhere, it […]

Sep, 22

Stratton * (2017, Dominic Cooper, Connie Nielsen, Tyler Hoechlin, Tom Felton, Derek Jacobi) – Movie Review

There is nothing good to say about director Simon West’s espionage action thriller Stratton (2017), lamely and limply based on the book series written by Duncan Falconer. Dominic Cooper took over at the last minute from Henry Cavill as […]

Sep, 08

La Terra Trema **** (1948, Antonio Arcidiacono, voices of Luchino Visconti, Antonio Pietrangeli) – Classic Movie Review 5716

Director Luchino Visconti’s documentary-style 1948 neo-realist masterpiece is centred on the day-to-day working and living existence of a fisherman, ‘Ntoni Valastro (Antonio Arcidiacono), his family and the people from Aci Trezza, a small Sicilian village near Catania. It is […]

Jul, 05

The Island * (1980, Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor, Frank Middlemass) – Classic Movie Review 5548

The Jaws writer Peter Benchley adapts his own novel and comes back together with the Jaws producers Richard D Zanuck and David Brown for a movie they would no doubt rather forget. Probably Michael Caine isn’t too […]

Jun, 04

The White Sheikh [Lo Sceicco Bianco] **** (1952, Alberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste, Giulietta Masina) – Classic Movie Review 5510

This early Federico Fellini 1952 movie, his first as writer and sole director (after jointly filming 1951’s Lights of Variety), is an extremely eye-catching and highly diverting triumph. It focuses on a Rome honeymooning couple, Wanda […]

May, 27

The Single Standard *** (1929, Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, John Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Lane Chandler) – Classic Movie Review 5323

Director John S Robertson’s soapy 1929 silent movie drama, based on Adela Rogers St Johns’s 1928 romantic novel, is remembered, if at all, really only because it stars Greta Garbo. But that is enough! Garbo […]

Apr, 20


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