Derek Winnert

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A Good Woman *** (2004, Helen Hunt, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Wilkinson, Scarlett Johansson) – Classic Movie Review 6058

Director Mike Barker’s fourth screen version of the 1892 classic play Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde is excellent and underrated, propelled by a superb performance by an ideally cast Helen Hunt as the infamous femme fatale Mrs Erlynne. Of the British team, Stephen […]

Oct, 04

Our Dancing Daughters **** (1928, Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Anita Page, Nils Asther, Dorothy Sebastian) – Classic Movie Review 5953

After a series of small roles between 1925 and 1928, Joan Crawford was elevated to star status overnight as fun-loving socialite Diana Medford in director Harry Beaumont’s 1928 Our Dancing Daughters. Crawford is ideally cast as […]

Aug, 22

A Ghost Story *** (2017, Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr) – Movie Review

Mmmm, spooky! Pretty good movie, a few dull patches, and a bit repetitive, but overall hauntingly effective. Mmmm, spooky! Married couple Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara movie into their suburban dream home. Affleck is killed […]

Aug, 12

Kiss Them for Me ** (1957, Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Leif Erickson, Ray Walston, Larry Blyden, Suzy Parker, Werner Klemperer) – Classic Movie Review 5878

Cary Grant, Ray Walston and Larry Blyden star as a trio of World War Two American naval officers who get mixed up with gals (Jayne Mansfield, Suzy Parker) on shore leave in San Francisco. There […]

Aug, 08

The Mating Season *** (1951, Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter, Jan Sterling) – Classic Movie Review 5707

Director Mitchell Leisen’s 1951 comedy stars Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins and Thelma Ritter. Irritatingly dull performances from leads Lund and Tierney nearly sink a comedy story of the working-class boy named Val McNulty […]

Jul, 03

The Mystery of Mr Wong *** (1939, Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Dorothy Tree, Craig Reynolds) – Classic Movie Review 5598

Despite his odd casting, Boris Karloff is good serious fun as Mr James Lee Wong, the Oriental detective, investigating a stolen gem and murder, in director William Nigh’s most entertaining and satisfying 1937 film version […]

Jun, 13

Under Two Flags *** (1936, Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Rosalind Russell, Victor McLaglen) – Classic Movie Review 5411

Quintessential Englishman Ronald Colman is at his most spirited, lively and stylish, as Sergeant Victor, an Englishman who joins up in the French Foreign Legion since taking the blame for his brother’s crime, in director […]

May, 07


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