Derek Winnert

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Land of Mine [Under sandet] **** (2015, Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman) – Movie Review

Roland Møller stars as Danish Sergeant Carl Rasmussen who supervises a group of young German PoWs forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines in post-World War Two Denmark. Writer-director Martin Zandvliet’s important, beautiful and moving Oscar-nominated Best Foreign […]

Aug, 12

The Ghoul ** (2016, Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Rufus Jones, Niamh Cusack, Geoffrey McGivern, Waen Shepherd, Paul Kaye) – Movie Review

Tom Meeten stars as an ex-police detective who goes undercover as the patient of a psychotherapist (Niamh Cusack) he believes is linked to a baffling double murder. As he investigates, he pretends to be mentally […]

Aug, 12

Tom of Finland **** (2017, Pekka Strang, Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn, Troy T Scott, Jan Böhme) – Movie Review

Provocative, warm-hearted, informative, involving and entertaining. Surprisingly expensive-looking production, with a good feel for its various periods. Well acted, smartly made. Award-winning film-maker Dome Karukoski celebrates the life and work of gay liberation hero Touko Laaksonen, aka […]

Aug, 12

A Ghost Story *** (2017, Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr) – Movie Review

Mmmm, spooky! Pretty good movie, a few dull patches, and a bit repetitive, but overall hauntingly effective. Mmmm, spooky! Married couple Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara movie into their suburban dream home. Affleck is killed […]

Aug, 12

Annabelle: Creation ** (2017, Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Miranda Otto, Lulu Wilson, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry O’Malley) – Movie Review

12 years after the tragic death of their little girl in a road accident, dollmaker Samuel Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife Esther (Miranda Otto) welcome nun Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman) and several young girls from […]

Aug, 12

Take Me Out to the Ball Game **** (1949, Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin) – Classic Movie Review 5900

Director Busby Berkeley’s 1949 MGM musical about the misadventures of a baseball team that features the noted ball-playing skills of shortstop Frank Sinatra and second baseman Gene Kelly is a whole lot of good fun. […]

Aug, 11

The Liquidator ** (1965, Rod Taylor, Trevor Howard, Jill St John) – Classic Movie Review 5899

Director Jack Cardiff’s 1965 British spy action adventure stars Rod Taylor as American expatriate Boysie Oakes, a more cowardly relation of 007 recruited after the war of World War Two by a stiff-upper-lipped British intelligence […]

Aug, 11

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