Derek Winnert

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Romance on the High Seas **** (1948, Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Doris Day, Oscar Levant, S Z Sakall) – Classic Movie Review 6077

Director Michael Curtiz’s vivacious 1948 Warner Bros musical stars Doris Day, who sparkles in her first film as a cabaret singer called Georgia Garrett, who is hired to pose as a married woman named Elvira Kent […]

Oct, 11

A Woman’s Secret *** (1949, Maureen O’Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Victor Jory, Bill Williams) – Classic Movie Review 6076

Director Nicholas Ray’s intriguing and unusual 1949 film noir-style mystery melodrama, with hints of Mildred Pierce and All About Eve, is based on a novel called Mortgage on Life by Vicki Baum, the author of […]

Oct, 11

Masculin Féminin **** (1966, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Chantal Goya, Marlène Jobert) – Classic Movie Review 6063

The 1965 Masculin Féminin is one of the Sixties masterworks of French New Wave icon Jean-Luc Godard, who employs his once-friend François Truffaut’s star Jean-Pierre Léaud as his hero Paul. Paul is a member of […]

Oct, 08

Top Secret! **** (1984, Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Omar Sharif, Jeremy Kemp, Warren Clarke, Michael Gough) – Classic Movie Review 6005

In 1984 there were things to laugh about and funny people to make us laugh. Writer-director Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker’s neglected and underestimated 1984 World War Two spy send-up and Elvis films […]

Aug, 31

Norman **½ (2016, Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg) – Movie Review

Richard Gere does a good piece of star character acting as small-time operator New York fixer Norman Oppenheimer, who makes friend with a young Israeli politician Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), who becomes an influential world […]

Jun, 11

Mad Cows (1999, Anna Friel, Joanna Lumley, Anna Massey) – Classic Movie Review 5536

Every woman wants to be wanted – just not by the Metropolitan police force. Anna Friel stars as unwed, lippy Aussie Maddy, who gets arrested and jailed after a mix-up over a packet of frozen […]

Jun, 02

The Black Angel **** (1946, Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford) – Classic Movie Review 5518

Director Roy William Neill’s complex, stylish, satisfying top-drawer 1946 film noir mystery thriller is securely based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich (aka William Irish). June Vincent stars as nightclub singer Catherine Bennett who tries to […]

May, 29


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