Derek Winnert

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Test Pilot **** (1938, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, Lionel Barrymore) – Classic Movie Review 5481

Director Victor Fleming’s thrilling and splendidly romantic 1938 aviation adventure tale of machismo in the air, and romance and comedy on the ground is delivered with all of the vintage MGM studio’s polish and know-how. […]

May, 19

The Mechanic ** (2011, Jason Statham, Tony Goldwyn, Donald Sutherland, Ben Foster) – Classic Movie Review 4607

Jason Statham delivers the action alright but fails to impress in the acting department, stepping into Charles Bronson’s worn-out old shoes in director Simon West’s all-too-moderate 2011 remake of the 1972 Michael Winner thriller The Mechanic. […]

Nov, 07

The Giant Gila Monster ** (1959, Don Sullivan, Lisa Simone, Shug Fisher, Ken Knox, Fred Graham) – Classic Movie Review 4411

Director Ray Kellogg’s low-budget 1959 sci-fi monster movie stars Don Sullivan, Lisa Simone,  Shug Fisher (as the comedy relief) and KLIF disc jockey Ken Knox. Of course it is pretty bad, but it is a fun Fifties B-movie cult classic. Teens are […]

Sep, 26

Summer Holiday ***½ (1963, Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Teddy Green, Jeremy Bulloch, Una Stubbs, The Shadows, Ron Moody, Lionel Murton, David Kossoff) – Classic Movie Review 3960

Director Peter Yates’s 1963 traditional British wish-fulfilment fantasy musical is a lively and engaging vehicle for the 22-year-old Cliff Richard at the height of his popularity. It is pleasant and fast-moving, with catchy songs and amusing […]

Jul, 02

Ratchet and Clank ** (2016, voices of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Paul Giamatti) – Movie Review

Ready to kick some asteroid? Directors Kevin Munroe and Jericca Cleland’s animated sci-fi video game adaptation is packed full of fast paced action and sarcastic one-liners. But, though it has plenty of energy and is likeable enough, it […]

Apr, 29

Kid Galahad *** (1962, Elvis Presley, Charles Bronson, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman) – Classic Movie Review 3369

Director Phil Karlson’s 1962 movie is the Elvis Presley musical remake of director Michael Curtiz’s famous 1937 prize-fighter movie, in which Edward G Robinson gives  a knockout turn as the promoter who turns a bellhop […]

Feb, 16

The Star **** (1952, Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood) – Classic Movie Review 2747

In Stuart Heisler’s 1952 romantic and Hollywood drama Bette Davis boldly takes on a role written for her arch-rival Joan Crawford, who then turned it down, about Margaret ‘Maggie’ Elliot, a has-been star who tries for […]

Jul, 28


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