Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Day the Earth Stood Still *** (2008, Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith, John Cleese, Jon Hamm, Kyle Chandler, Robert Knepper, James Hong) – Classic Movie Review 4519

Keanu Reeves stars as human-like alien Klaatu, originally played by Michael Rennie, in director Scott Derrickson’s tense, exciting and surprisingly good big-budget remake of the beloved 1951 sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still. Jennifer […]

Oct, 24 · in Reviews

The Big White *** (2005, Robin Williams, Giovanni Ribisi, Holly Hunter, Woody Harrelson, Tim Blake Nelson, W Earl Brown) – Classic Movie Review 4518

In Alaska, cash-strapped travel agent Paul Barnel (Robin Williams) stumbles across a frozen corpse and tries to pass it off as his missing, presumed-dead brother Raymond to claim the $1 million insurance payoff. But then he finds […]

Oct, 24 · in Reviews

Hollywood Homicide ** (2003, Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Lena Olin, Bruce Greenwod, Isaiah Washington, Keith David, Dwight Yoakam, Lolita Davidovich, Martin Landau) – Classic Movie Review 4520

Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett make an unlikely pair of LAPD cop buddies in co-writer/ co-producer/ director Ron Shelton’s slapdash 2003 action comedy thriller, investigating a thin yet hard-to-follow plot about the in-club murder of […]

Oct, 24

Firewall ** (2006, Harrison Ford, Virginia Madsen, Paul Bettany, Alan Arkin, Robert Forster, Robert Patrick) – Classic Movie Review 4517

In director Richard Loncraine’s 2006 movie, Harrison Ford is back in the kind of old style crime thriller that he used to do so well. Ford plays a bank security specialist called Jack Stanfield, who has to rob the […]

Oct, 23

Inside Man **** (2006, Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor) – Classic Movie Review 4516

New York cop Detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) is engaged in a risky game of cat and mouse with smooth criminal Dalton Russell (Clive Owen), leader of a gang of robbers disguised in painters’ outfits, who storm […]

Oct, 23

Remember Last Night? **** (1936, Edward Arnold, Robert Young, Constance Cummings, Sally Eilers, Robert Armstrong, Reginald Denny) – Classic Movie Review 4515

The morning after the night before, down-to-earth sleuth Danny Harrison (Edward Arnold) investigates a murder at a party involving hard-drinking upper-class twits, all of whom were so pie-eyed that they can’t remember last night at all, […]

Oct, 23

Rembrandt **** (1936, Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence, Elsa Lanchester) – Classic Movie Review 4514

Producer-director Alexander Korda’s splendid 1936 historical biopic focuses on Charles Laughton’s moving depiction of an artist declining into old age and poverty – in this case the 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 […]

Oct, 23



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