Derek Winnert

Reviews

Le Mans *** (1971, Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen) – Classic Movie Review 5282

Directors Lee H Katzin and John Sturges’s 1971 documentary-style sports action adventure drama allows Steve McQueen to bring his car-racing hobby to the screen in a fictional star role as Michael Delaney, a sullen American […]

Apr, 13

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London ** (2004, Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Spearritt) – Classic Movie Review 5281

In the hasty action adventure comedy sequel to 2003’s hit Agent Cody Banks, Frankie Muniz’s pint-sized spy Cody Banks this time finds himself in the middle of swinging London, rushing round all the usual obvious tourist […]

Apr, 13

The Age of Innocence *** (1993, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder) – Classic Movie Review 5280

Director Martin Scorsese’s reverent, impeccably faithful adaptation of Edith Wharton’s 1921 Pulitzer prize-winning 19th-century-set classic novel follows the fortunes of society lawyer Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis), who is engaged to pretty, well-connected May Welland (Winona […]

Apr, 12

The Sense of an Ending **** (2017, Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Billy Howle, Freya Mavor, Matthew Goode) – Movie Review

Giving his best performance in years, Jim Broadbent is outstanding in a big, fat, meaty star role he is ideal for in a moving and haunting adaptation of Julian Barnes’s 2012 bestseller. If there is […]

Apr, 12

The Hatton Garden Job **½ (2017, Matthew Goode, Joely Richardson, David Calder, Larry Lamb, Phil Daniels, Stephen Moyer) – Movie Review

Director Ronnie Thompson’s involving and likeable enough 2017 crime thriller details what happened when four old blokes robbed an underground safe deposit facility in London’s Hatton Garden area over the Easter holidays in April 2015. […]

Apr, 12

Fast & Furious 8 [The Fate of the Furious] ** (2017, Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez) – Movie Review

The Fast & Furious franchise loses more and more sense of reality as it plunges deeper into over-inflated CGI images and a campy Seventies James Bond-style thriller world-dominating conspiracy plot. Alas, in its relentless search for […]

Apr, 12

Letter from an Unknown Woman ***** (1948, Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians) – Classic Movie Review 5247

Director Max Ophüls’s gloriously romantic 1948 movie provides a memorable walk on the wild side of romance here as Joan Fontaine’s character Lisa Berndle is overwhelmed by unrequited love for dashing but self-obsessed womanising pianist Stefan Brand (played […]

Apr, 03

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