Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Gold Diggers of 1933 ***** (1933, Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee, Ned Sparks, Ginger Rogers) – Classic Movie Review 5892

Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Aline MacMahon star as Broadway babies, Carol, Polly and Trixie, chorus girls gold digging for rich husbands, in this spectacular 1933 Busby Berkeley backstage dance musical movie from Warner Bros. […]

Aug, 10 · in Uncategorized

Footlight Parade ***** (1933, James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell) – Classic Movie Review 5891

Director Lloyd Bacon’s classic 1933 Warner Bros backstage musical is one of the best of its vivacious, toe-tapping kind. It has a quintessential putting-on-a-show plot, in which an out-of-work Broadway producer called Chester Kent (played by […]

Aug, 10 · in Uncategorized

The Missing **** (2003, Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, Aaron Eckhart, Val Kilmer, Eric Schweig) Classic Movie Review 5890

Maggie Gilkeson (Cate Blanchett) and her estranged father Samuel Jones (Tommy Lee Jones), raised by the Apache people, are reunited by a crisis when her teenage daughter Lilly (Evan Rachel Wood) is abducted by Pesh-Chidin […]

Aug, 10

Kiss of the Spider Woman [Beijo da Mulher Aranha] ***** (1985, William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) – Classic Movie Review 5889

Director Hector Babenco’s provocative 1985 US Brazilian drama stars William Hurt, who won the 1986 Best Actor Oscar for his brave and outstanding performance as an effeminate, trans homosexual locked up as cell mates in a […]

Aug, 10

Sleeping with the Enemy * (1991, Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson) – Classic Movie Review 5888

Director Joseph Ruben’s 1991 movie is a crass, unpleasant and exploitative sledgehammer thriller starring Julia Roberts as a battered wife, pretty woman Laura, who fakes her own death, runs away and finds sanctuary with kindly […]

Aug, 09

Anita & Me [Anita and Me] ** (2002, Chandeep Uppal, Anna Brewster, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Max Beesley, Kathy Burke, Kabir Bedi, Lynn Redgrave, Omid Djalili) – Classic Movie Review 5887

Director Metin Hüseyin’s amiable but weak and stereotypical British 2002 comedy is set in the early Seventies in an English Midlands mining village, where the 12-year-old heroine, Meena Kumar (Chandeep Uppal) has a crush on her […]

Aug, 09

Glitter * (2001, Mariah Carey, Max Beesley, Eric Benét) – Classic Movie Review 5886

Let us begin by quoting dialogue from a 2001 episode of TV’s Will and Grace. ‘How bad is it?’ ‘Mariah Carey in Glitter bad!’ Director Vondie Curtis-Hall’s 2001 music drama is a very bad film, but […]

Aug, 09

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