Derek Winnert

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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

In Like Flint ** (1967, James Coburn, Lee J Cobb, Jean Hale, Andrew Duggan, Anna Lee) – Classic Movie Review 5924

‘Derek, darling, your American music is so decadent.’ ‘Well, that’s where it’s at, honey.’ Director Gordon Douglas’s 1967 spoof spy adventure is the mindless, daft but fairly enjoyable 1967 follow-up to the 1966 Swinging Sixties […]

Aug, 16

The Liquidator ** (1965, Rod Taylor, Trevor Howard, Jill St John) – Classic Movie Review 5899

Director Jack Cardiff’s 1965 British spy action adventure stars Rod Taylor as American expatriate Boysie Oakes, a more cowardly relation of 007 recruited after the war of World War Two by a stiff-upper-lipped British intelligence […]

Aug, 11

Atomic Blonde *** (2017, Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Bill Skarsgård, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella) – Movie Review

Actor, stuntman, writer, producer, stunt coordinator and film director David Leitch was a stunt double for Brad Pitt five times and twice for Jean-Claude Van Damme. His breakthrough came directing some scenes in John Wick […]

Aug, 09


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