Derek Winnert

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Skin Game **** (1971, James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr, Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes, Edward Asner, Andrew Duggan, Henry Jones) – Classic Movie Review 5977

James Garner stars as a con man called Quincy Drew who keeps selling his African American sidekick Jason O’Rourke (Louis Gossett Jr [Lou Gossett]) as a slave and then rescuing him. Jason keeps escaping and […]

Aug, 27

The Secret War of Harry Frigg * (1967, Paul Newman, John Williams, Sylva Koscina) – Classic Movie Review 5973

Director Jack Smight’s lame 1967 World War Two-set comedy does not prove a good idea for Paul Newman. In a very rare misfiring performance, he does not impress at all as one-man army Private Harry […]

Aug, 26

Sleeping with the Enemy * (1991, Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson) – Classic Movie Review 5888

Director Joseph Ruben’s 1991 movie is a crass, unpleasant and exploitative sledgehammer thriller starring Julia Roberts as a battered wife, pretty woman Laura, who fakes her own death, runs away and finds sanctuary with kindly […]

Aug, 09

Enough * (2002, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Tessa Allen, Juliette Lewis, Dan Futterman, Noah Wyle, Fred Ward) – Classic Movie Review 5885

Enough already! Jennifer Lopez follows Mariah Carey (Glitter) and Britney Spears (Crossroads) to the video dump bin with director Michael Apted’s tatty and inept 2002 revenge thriller. If, as the poster says, everyone has a […]

Aug, 09

The One That Got Away **** (1957, Hardy Kruger, Michael Goodliffe, Terence Alexander, Colin Gordon, Alec McCowen) – Classic Movie Review 5790

Director Roy Ward Baker’s exciting 1957 British wartime adventure stars Berlin-born Hardy Kruger who came to Britain to play Oberleutnant Franz von Werra, the real-life German wartime pilot shot down over England and captured by […]

Jul, 19

The Colditz Story **** (1954, John Mills, Eric Portman, Lionel Jeffries, Bryan Forbes, Ian Carmichael, Richard Wattis) – Classic Movie Review 5789

Co-writer/ director Guy Hamilton’s persuasive, meticulously crafted 1954 World War Two saga of British prisoner-of-war existence in the German Medieval castle of Colditz is based on the book by Pat Reid. It effectively mixes tense […]

Jul, 19

Apache *** (1954, Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire) – Classic Movie Review 5382

Director Robert Aldrich’s strong, powerfully handled 1954 Western stars Burt Lancaster, who gives a charismatic, athletic performance as Apache warrior Massai, an alienated Indian leader carrying on a single-handed war against the white man after […]

May, 02


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