Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

River’s Edge **** (1986, Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Roxana Zal, Daniel Roebuck, Dennis Hopper) – Classic Movie Review 5132

Director Tim Hunter’s notable 1986 cult success boasts outstanding, memorable eccentric acting turns from Dennis Hopper as Feck, a crippled drugs supplier, and Crispin Glover as Layne, a crazy customer. Neal Jimenez is the writer […]

Mar, 10 · in Uncategorized

Normal Life **** (1996, Luke Perry, Ashley Judd, Bruce A Young) – Classic Movie Review 5131

This outstanding 1996 Bonnie and Clyde-style neo noir crime thriller comes from John McNaughton, the director of the highly controversial Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986). Former TV sex magnet Luke (Beverly Hills 90210) Perry […]

Mar, 10 · in Uncategorized

Normal **½ (2003, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Lange, Hayden Panettiere, Clancy Brown) – Classic Movie Review 5130

Writer-director Jane Anderson’s nice spirited, if uncomfortable and not entirely successful 2003 drama is set around the lives of a married couple, Roy and Irma (Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Lange), in a church-going, Middle America community. […]

Mar, 10

The Quiller Memorandum **** (1966, George Segal, Max von Sydow, Alec Guinness, Senta Berger, George Sanders, Robert Helpmann) – Classic Movie Review 5129

Director Michael Anderson’s excellent, engrossing and exciting 1966 British espionage thriller stars George Segal as American spy Quiller, who is sent to West Berlin by the British Secret Service to investigate a mysterious Neo-Nazi organisation, […]

Mar, 10

Nora *** (2000, Ewan McGregor, Susan Lynch, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott) – Classic Movie Review 5128

Ewan McGregor stars as Dublin writer James Joyce, who meets Galway hotel maid Nora Barnacle (Susan Lynch) in director Pat Murphy’s well-told, nicely acted and involving R rated 2000 biographical drama of their relationship. Peter McDonald co-stars as […]

Mar, 10

Norma Rae **** (1979, Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle, Barbara Baxley) – Classic Movie Review 5127

Producer-director Martin Ritt’s double Oscar-winning 1979 drama was a triumph for him and his plucky star Sally Field, who deservedly, though unexpectedly, won her first Academy Award as Norma Rae, the underpaid young American Southern single […]

Mar, 10

Places in the Heart **** (1984, Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, John Malkovich, Danny Glover) – Classic Movie Review 5126

Writer-director Robert Benton’s 1984 US Deep South drama was a triumph for both him and his star Sally Field, who won her second Best Actress Oscar for her typically spunky performance as Edna Spalding, the sheriff’s […]

Mar, 10

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