Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Clairvoyant ***½ (1935, Claude Rains, Fay Wray, Jane Baxter, Mary Clare, Athole Stewart, Ben Field, Felix Aylmer) – Classic Movie Review 4267

Director Maurice Elvey’s excellent little 1935 British suspense thriller stars Claude Rains as the apparently phoney psychic and mind reader Maximus who finds that he is really able to predict a train crash. The fake music-hall […]

Aug, 30 · in Uncategorized

Sausage Party ***½ (2016, voices Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Michael Cera) – Movie Review

We don’t get too many adult animations, so this one is welcome if only for that, though adult animation is a misnomer, Sausage Party is very darned juvenile. It’s all weiner and buns jokes, all F and C […]

Aug, 29 · in Uncategorized

Mechanic: Resurrection *½ (2016, Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Sam Hazeldine) – Movie Review

Jason Statham returns as Arthur Bishop in this fast-paced but ludicrous 2016 all-action thriller from German director Dennis Gansel, who does manage plenty of exciting action thrills but no tension or credibility at all. It is a […]

Aug, 29

Little Women **** (1949, June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford, Margaret O’Brien, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor, Rossano Brazzi, Lucile Watson, C Aubrey Smith) – Classic Movie Review 4266

Director Mervyn LeRoy’s 1949 movie is an expensive and colourful remake of director George Cukor’s 1933 classic Little Women based on Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel about four sisters finding romance. The lovely cast faithfully […]

Aug, 29

Little Women ***** (1933, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Frances Dee, Jean Parker, Paul Lukas, Spring Byington, Edna May Oliver) – Classic Movie Review 4265

Director George Cukor steers this antique 1933 classic RKO movie of the novel by Louisa May Alcott safely and smoothly to the screen with a great vintage cast to help him. In the famous story, […]

Aug, 29

Mambo Italiano *** (2003, Luke Kirby, Paul Sorvino, Ginette Reno, Peter Miller, Mary Walsh) – Classic Movie Review 4264

An Italian-Canadian 20something, Angelo Barberini (Luke Kirby), comes out as gay to his nice Italian immigrant parents (Paul Sorvino, Ginette Reno), who are horrified, after he leaves home to share his life with a closety policeman, […]

Aug, 28

An Early Frost **** (1985, Aidan Quinn, Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Sylvia Sidney, D W Moffett, John Glover, Sydney Walsh, Bill Paxton, Terry O’Quinn) – Classic Movie Review 4263

Director John Erman’s beautifully acted, extremely moving 1985 pioneering AIDS drama starts when successful young attorney Michael Pierson (Aidan Quinn) tells his family both that he is gay and that he is ill. Quinn gives […]

Aug, 28

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