Derek Winnert

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Ice Station Zebra **** (1968, Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, Tony Bill, Lloyd Nolan) – Classic Movie Review 6250

Director John Sturges’s pulsating 1968 adventure movie stars Rock Hudson as Commander James Ferraday, USN, who commands the US Navy nuclear submarine USS Tigerfish on a journey under the ice from its Scottish base to […]

Nov, 14

The President’s Analyst **** (1967, James Coburn, Godfrey Cambridge, Severn Darden) – Classic Movie Review 6240

‘The picture dedicated to life, liberty and the pursuit of happenings.’ Writer/ director Theodore J Flicker’s 1967 little gem is a Swinging Sixties modish mix of farce and satire with a trendy James Coburn as […]

Nov, 13

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy ** (2011, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Graham, Mark Strong) – Classic Movie Review 6111

Director Tomas Alfredson’s cinema remake of the brilliant 1979 Alec Guinness TV mini-series is an adequate watch but plodding, clunky and rushed, with the pacing and atmosphere all wrong. It lacks the needed high level […]

Oct, 19

The Glass Bottom Boat *** (1966, Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Arthur Godfrey) – Classic Movie Review 6079

Director Frank Tashlin’s frothy 1966 farcical comedy of misunderstandings successfully re-teams Doris Day with Rod Taylor after their hit Do Not Disturb (1965). It asks the intriguing question, is the girl next door a Soviet […]

Oct, 11

Kingsman: The Golden Circle ** (2017, Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Elton John, Pedro Pascal) – Movie Review

Co-writer/director Matthew Vaughn’s exhausting sequel to his 2014 hit Kingsman: The Secret Service struggles to come up with fresh helpings of spy silliness in a barrel-scraping CGI fest. Yes it is slick and action packed, and there are some […]

Sep, 23

The MacKintosh Man *** (1973, Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Ian Bannen, Nigel Patrick, Michael Hordern, Peter Vaughan, Harry Andrews) – Classic Movie Review 6037

Paul Newman stars as Joseph Rearden, an undercover government agent hired to trap a spying British Member of Parliament, in director John Huston’s quick-paced 1973 Cold War thriller, based on Desmond Bagley’s bestseller The Freedom […]

Sep, 23

Le Serpent [The Serpent] *** (1973, Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, Dirk Bogarde) – Classic Movie Review 5992

Co-writer/ producer/ director Henri Verneuil’s 1973 French movie for the international market is a standard, Seventies realist spy-thriller, with a gritty, sombre tone. It boasts an exceptional star line-up, which is one of its main […]

Aug, 29

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