Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Madame de… [The Earrings of Madame de…] ***** (1953, Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica) – Classic Movie Review 6035

Co-writer/ director Max Ophüls brings all his sharp wit and visual elegance to bear on this enchanting 1953 French romantic melodrama, based on a novel by Louise de Vilmorin, which revolves around various adulterous love affairs […]

Sep, 19 · in Uncategorized

Beauty and the Dogs [Aala Kaf Ifrit] [La Belle et la Meute] **** (2017, Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli) – Movie Review 

Mariam Al Ferjani stars as young Tunisian woman Mariam who puts on a revealing dress her friend has brought for her, starts dancing and meets Youssef (Ghanem Zrelli) at a Tunis a student party and […]

Sep, 19 · in Uncategorized

Borg vs McEnroe [Borg McEnroe] *** (2017, Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård) – Movie Review 

Sverrir Gudnason is pushing 40, playing 25, but he still makes a grand slam job of playing tennis champ Björn Borg, who is shown here having big fat jitters on the eve of his possible historic […]

Sep, 19

Laissez bronzer les cadavres [Let the Corpses Tan] * (2017, Elina Löwensohn, Marc Barbé, Bernie Bonvoisin, Dorylia Calmel) – Movie Review 

I don’t suppose you would expect subtlety, laughs or a nice, gentle time from a movie called Let the Corpses Tan. Well, you are certainly not going to get any of that kind of stuff. […]

Sep, 19

Come September *** (1961, Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee) – Classic Movie Review 6034

Director Robert Mulligan’s fairly daft but amusingly bubbly 1961 escapist comedy has as its familiar theme the generation clash on an American vacation at a luxurious Italian villa. Rock Hudson plays a rich American industrialist mogul […]

Sep, 19

The Sentinel * (1977, Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon) – Classic Movie Review 6033

Co-writer/ director Michael Winner’s thoroughly distasteful 1976 horror film is a bit of a ferocious farrago, a muddled mixture and a horror hodgepodge. Obviously, as it is Michael Winner, we are not expecting any subtlety. It is based […]

Sep, 19

Person to Person ** (2017, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Philip Baker Hall, Isiah Whitlock Jr) – Movie Review 

Person to Person (2017) is in the Laugh section at the London Film Festival. ‘Laugh’ seems more of an order or a challenge than something, er, funny. Well, I did laugh, but perhaps not quite […]

Sep, 18

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