Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Night Key *** (1937, Boris Karloff, Jean Rogers, Warren Hull, Samuel S Hinds, Alan Baxter, Ward Bond) – Classic Movie Review 10,464

Director Lloyd Corrigan’s 1937 crime thriller Night Key stars Boris Karloff as the kindly, mild-mannered, half-blind inventor David Mallory, who gets a crook called Petty Louie (Hobart Cavanaugh) to help him get even with the […]

Oct, 26 · in Uncategorized

Night Sun [Il Sole anche di Notte] **** (1990, Julian Sands, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nastassja Kinski, Rüdiger Vogler, Patricia Millardet, Massimo Bonetti) – Classic Movie Review 10,463

Writers-directors Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani’s 1990 Italian art cinema drama Night Sun [Il Sole anche di Notte] stars Julian Sands, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Nastassja Kinski. [Spoiler alert] In 18th-century Italy, young nobleman Baron Sergio […]

Oct, 26 · in Uncategorized

Night on Earth **½ (1991, Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Giancarlo Esposito, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Béatrice Dalle, Isaach De Bankolé, Rosie Perez, Roberto Benigni, Paolo Bonacelli, Matti Pellonpää) – Classic Movie Review 10,462)

The promising 1991 anthology comedy drama Night on Earth offers five taxi-driver stories set in different cities from writer/ producer/ director Jim Jarmusch, but not one of them adds up to a fully satisfying trip. […]

Oct, 26

The Night of the Party ** (1935, Leslie Banks, Ian Hunter, Jane Baxter, Ernest Thesiger, Malcolm Keen, Viola Keats) – Classic Movie Review 10,461

Director Michael Powell’s 1935 British black and white crime mystery thriller The Night of the Party is an intriguing, lightly amusing and involving if creaky and contrived early Powell film with a good cast and […]

Oct, 26

The Lost Son ** (1999, Daniel Auteuil, Nastassja Kinski, Katrin Cartlidge) – Classic Movie Review 10,460

Director Chris Menges’s 1999 worrying, exploitative-feeling thriller The Lost Son is another really difficult, depressing movie, quality maybe but hard to like, with excellent French luminary Daniel Auteuil seeming lost and hollow speaking in English […]

Oct, 25

The White Cliffs of Dover *** (1944, Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall, Frank Morgan, Van Johnson, Dame May Whitty, C Aubrey Smith, Elizabeth Taylor) – Classic Movie Review 10,459

Director Clarence Brown’s poignant, well-made but over-sentimental 1944 tearjerker The White Cliffs of Dover stars Irene Dunne as American heroine Lady Susan Dunn Ashwood, who sits idyllically on the white clifftops of Dover with her […]

Oct, 25

Escapement [The Electronic Monster] ** (1958, Rod Cameron, Mary Murphy, Meredith Edwards, Peter Illing, Carl Jaffe, Kay Callard) – Classic Movie Review 10,458

Director Montgomery Tully’s mildly intriguing 1958 British sci-fi thriller Escapement [The Electronic Monster] is set in France, with Rod Cameron as the obligatory imported minor US star as insurance investigator Jeff Keenan, who goes sniffing […]

Oct, 25

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