Derek Winnert

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Beachhead **** (1954, Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy, Eduard Franz) – Classic Movie Review 5491

Director Stuart Heisler’s gritty, extremely decent little 1954 wartime action thriller unusually has a speaking cast of only seven, with just one woman – Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy, Eduard Franz, Skip Homeier, John […]

May, 24

Beneath the Planet of the Apes *** (1970, James Franciscus, Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans) – Classic Movie Review 5484

Director Ted Post delivers the welcome 1970 second movie in the original five-film Planet of the Apes saga, with more fascinating monkey business just a notch down from the first film, 1968’s Planet of the […]

May, 19

Dark Star **** (1974, Brian Narelle, Andrew Dre Pahich, Cal Kuniholm, Dan O’Bannon) – Classic Movie Review 5367

Co-writer/ co-producer/ scorer/ director John Carpenter’s low-budget ($60,000) 1974 feature film début is a rollicking, anarchic trip into space that merrily debunks a host of other space movies, notably 2001: A Space Odyssey, and paves […]

Apr, 29

The Long and the Short and the Tall [Jungle Fighters] *** (1961, Richard Todd, Richard Harris, Laurence Harvey) – Classic Movie Review 5153

Director Leslie Norman’s 1961 British film version of Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall’s classic stage play about a patrol of British troops who get lost in the Malaysian jungle in World War Two wartime and capture […]

Mar, 14

Prometheus **** (2012, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall) – Classic Movie Review 4813

Director Ridley Scott’s beautifully crafted Alien universe prequel, in which a team journey to a distant moon in the late 21st century and find a structure with a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone […]

Dec, 29

Spy Kids 3D: Game Over *** (2003, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Daryl Sabara, Alexa Vega, Sylvester Stallone, Salma Hayek, Ricardo Montalban) – Classic Movie Review 4206

Thrilling 3D effects spark writer-director Robert Rodriguez’s 2003 third part of his super teen spy series, in which spy-kid Carmen (Alexa Vega) is trapped in a video game by the evil Toymaker (Sylvester Stallone), and her brother […]

Aug, 20

Seven Women *** (1966, Anne Bancroft, Sue Lyon, Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson, Mildred Dunnock, Betty Field, Anna Lee, Eddie Albert) – Classic Movie Review 3995

Director John Ford assembles a distinguished cast for his last film, an untypical 1966 pseudo-Western about seven dedicated missionary women in 1935 China menaced by a barbaric Mongolian warlord called Tunga Khan and his cut-throat warriors. […]

Jul, 10


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