Derek Winnert

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Kaleidoscope *** (1966, Warren Beatty, Susannah York, Clive Revill, Eric Porter, Murray Melvin) –  Classic Movie Review 6226

Warren Beatty came to Swinging Sixties England to team up with English rose Susannah York for director Jack Smight’s breezy 1966 romantic caper comedy thriller about an American conman, Barney Lincoln (Beatty), who breaks into […]

Nov, 11

Strange Bedfellows ** (1965, Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Gig Young) – Classic Movie Review 6129

Co-writer/ co-producer/ director Melvin Frank’s pleasant if only moderate 1965 romantic comedy repairs the glamorous and alluring successful star team of Rock Hudson of Gina Lollobrigida from Come September (1961). Hudson plays Carter Harrison, a […]

Oct, 23

Dirty Pretty Things **** (2002, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Okonedo) – Classic Movie Review 6104

Director Stephen Frears’s 2002 British crime drama thriller is one of his successes. Chiwetel Ejiofor shines as Okwe, an illegal Nigerian immigrant in London working both as a cabbie and in a hotel, in Stephen Frears’s […]

Oct, 17

Do Not Disturb ** (1965, Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Sergio Fantoni, Hermione Baddeley, Reginald Gardiner, Maura McGiveney) – Classic Movie Review 6078

Director Ralph Levy’s fairly daft but bright enough 1965 farcical comedy of gentle misunderstandings successfully teams Doris Day with Rod Taylor. Based on William Fairchild’s play Some Other Love, it is a frothy marital mix-ups comedy […]

Oct, 11

Connecting Rooms * (1970, Bette Davis, Michael Redgrave, Alexis Kanner, Kay Walsh, Gabrielle Drake, Leo Genn) – Classic Movie Review 6015

Writer/ producer/ director Franklin Gollings’s sluggish and disappointing 1969 drama stars a miscast Bette Davis as a rather sad street-musician cellist called Wanda Fleming and a better cast Michael Redgrave as a dismissed gay ex-schoolteacher […]

Sep, 12

London **** (1994, voice of Paul Scofield) – Classic Movie Review 5762

Writer-director and cameraman Patrick Keiller’s personal and politicial 1994 feature-length debut is a witty and penetrating British documentary, a travelogue cum essay film mounting a virulent attack on the state of early to mid-Nineties London. […]

Jul, 15

Unlocked ** (2017, Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Michael Douglas, Toni Collette, John Malkovich) – Movie Review

Despite the excellent cast and posh director, everyone has lost their touch in director Michael Apted’s off-key action thriller, with a topical terrorism theme. Working hard as ever, Noomi Rapace does her level best and […]

May, 03


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