Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Run Lola Run [Lola Rennt] **** (1998, Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup) – Classic Movie Review 4933

Writer-director Tom Tykwer’s fast-moving, freewheeling, inventive 1998 German crime thriller movie shows three different versions of the same story – Lola (Franca Potente)’s fleet-footed attempt to save her boyfriend Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu)’s skin. Manni calls […]

Jan, 24 · in Reviews

The Enemy Below *** (1957, Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison) – Classic Movie Review 4931

Producer-director Dick Powell’s 1957 World War Two watery action adventure epic drama follows the story of an American destroyer and a German U-boat chasing each other around the South Atlantic. Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens […]

Jan, 24 · in Reviews

The Run of the Country *** (1995, Albert Finney, Matt Keeslar, Victoria Smurfit) – Classic Movie Review 4932

Matt Keeslar plays Danny, a rebellious teenage boy who is having trouble with his father (Albert Finney), a short tempered Irish rural policeman, in director Peter Yates’s well-crafted, sincere, heart-tugging 1995 slice of Irish baloney. […]

Jan, 24

Run Silent, Run Deep **** (1958, Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter, Nick Cravat) – Classic Movie Review 4930

Director Robert Wise’s 1958 wartime action adventure Run Silent, Run Deep is one of the great submarine movies, with two great movie stars, Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, both on their best form. Sparks fly […]

Jan, 24

Riffraff *** (1935, Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Joseph Calleia, Una Merkel, Mickey Rooney, Victor Kilian) – Classic Movie Review 4929

Director J Walter Ruben’s likeable and fairly sparky 1935 romantic comedy crime drama boasts the appealing combination of Spencer Tracy as trickster fisherman Dutch and Jean Harlow as his blonde bombshell cannery worker wife Hattie […]

Jan, 24

Christine **** (2016, Rebecca Hall, Michael C Hall, Tracy Letts) – Movie Review

An inspired Rebecca Hall gives superlative, career-best performance as Seventies American TV reporter Christine Chubbuck, battling depression and professional frustrations as she tries to advance her career. Writer Craig Shilowich tip-toes subtly and persuasively through to the core of this heartbreaking […]

Jan, 24

Hacksaw Ridge ** (2016, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer) – Movie Review

Hacksaw Ridge tells the incredible true story of World War Two American Army Medic Desmond T Doss, who refuses to kill people as a conscientious objector but feels it is his duty to serve in […]

Jan, 24

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