Derek Winnert

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The Boy Who Turned Yellow *** (1972, Mark Dightam, Robert Eddison, Helen Weir, Brian Worth, Esmond Knight) – Classic Movie Review 5507

Michael Powell’s last film, released in the UK on 16 September 1972, was for the Children’s Film Foundation – ironically since this was the man driven out of Britain by the over-reaction to his horrific psycho serial killer […]

May, 27

Children of a Lesser God **** (1986, William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie, Philip Bosco) – Classic Movie Review 5249

Director Randa Haines’s rousing 1986 spirit-lifting drama stars marvellous Marlee Matlin (hearing impaired in real-life), who won a Best Actress Oscar and Golden Globe in her film début as Sarah, a young deaf woman whose […]

Apr, 03

Waterland **½ (1992, Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, Ethan Hawke, Grant Warnock, David Morrissey, John Heard) – Classic Movie Review 5137

Jeremy Irons stars as a Tom Crick, a disillusioned high school history teacher who has been a teacher in an American school for 20 years but is having trouble connecting with his students and his […]

Mar, 11

Fist Fight **½ (2017, Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris) – Movie Review

It’s the last day of high school, and Charlie Day stars as an easy-going, good-natured school teacher who, to save his own job, gets another (angry and erratic) teacher (Ice Cube) fired after he chops […]

Mar, 09

Marty ***** (1955, Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti) – Classic Movie Review 5050

Director Delbert Mann’s simple, kind-hearted and affecting 1955 drama triumphed at the 1956 Academy Awards, winning four of the most important Oscars, including Best Picture for producer Harold Hecht and Best Actor for Ernest Borgnine. Borgnine […]

Feb, 23

Dangerous Minds **** (1995, Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza, Courtney B Vance) – Classic Movie Review 5014

Director John N Smith’s 1995 school drama provides Michelle Pfeiffer with one of her best, most popular and memorable roles and one of her biggest hits. Pfeiffer gives a polished and dedicated performance as ex-Marine […]

Feb, 07

Throw Momma from the Train **** (1987, Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Anne Ramsey, Kim Greist, Kate Mulgrew, Annie Ross, Rob Reiner, Bruce Kirby) – Classic Movie Review 4935

Director/ star Danny DeVito’s gleefully entertaining 1987 directorial feature film debut is yet another raid on the work of Alfred Hitchcock. This time it is a bright and breezy black comedy about a student in […]

Jan, 25


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