Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Alice in the Cities [Alice in den Städten] **** (1974, Rüdiger Vogler, Yella Rottländer, Lisa Kreuzer) – Classic Movie Review 5441

Writer-director Wim Wenders’s 1974 German drama tells a clever, bittersweet parable story about the relationship between a German journalist Phil Winter (Rudiger Vogler) and a little nine-year old girl called Alice (Yella Röttlander) he gets stuck […]

May, 12 · in Reviews

One Night with You * (1948, Nino Martini, Patricia Roc, Bonar Colleano) – Classic Movie Review 5440

Director Terence Young’s 1948 British movie is an Italian-based musical romantic comedy with Nino Martini as Giulio, an Italian tenor serenading a stranger he meets in Italy, English rose Mary Santell (Patricia Roc), while they […]

May, 12 · in Reviews

Hedd Wyn **** (1992, Huw Garmon, Judith Humphreys, Catrin Fychan, Ceri Cunnington) – Classic Movie Review 5439

Co-writer/ director Paul Turner’s 1992 film is the epic true-life tale of World War One Welsh poet Hedd Wyn (his real name was Ellis Evans). This Welsh-language picture, which gained a surprise Academy Award nomination for Best […]

May, 12

Heavenly Pursuits *** (1986, Tom Conti, Helen Mirren, David Hayman) – Classic Movie Review 5438

Tom Conti stars as Vic Mathews, the remedial teacher in a Roman Catholic school in Glasgow whose ‘miracles’ arouse large-scale media interest. This deft and delightful 1986 satire on the pitfalls of modern religion is […]

May, 12

The Heavenly Body ** (1943, William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig, Fay Bainter, Henry O’Neill) – Classic Movie Review 5437

Ah, yes, ‘It’s Heavenly To Be in Love With Hedy!’ Director Alexander Hall’s 1943 MGM comedy is a daft and amiable farce that is not quite sharp or fizzy enough really to tickle the funny […]

May, 12

Heaven’s Prisoners *** (1995, Alec Baldwin, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kelly Lynch, Teri Hatcher, Eric Roberts) – Classic Movie Review 5436

Alec Baldwin showcases his hardened neo-Bogart tough-guy turn again to much advantage as director Phil Joanou turns up the heat on this tough-edged, hardboiled 1995 thriller. Baldwin plays Dave Robicheaux, the drink-addicted ex-New Orleans cop […]

May, 12

The Levelling ** (2016, Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden) – Movie Review

Ellie Kendrick stars as gloomy estranged daughter Clover Catto, who responds reluctantly to a phone call telling her that her younger brother Harry (Joe Blakemore) is dead. She returns to her Somerset family farm and faces up […]

May, 12



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