Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Caccia Tragica **** (1947, Massimo Girotti, Carla Del Paggio, Andrea Checchi, Vivi Gioi) – Classic Movie Review 5263

a Co-writer/ director Giuseppe De Santis’s beautifully made, carefully scripted 1947 Italian melodrama is a semi-classic, with imaginative camerawork and particularly interesting writing credits. Massimo Girotti and Carla Del Paggio play Michele and Giovanna, who […]

Apr, 08 · in Uncategorized

Going in Style **** (1979, George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg) – Classic Movie Review 5269

The 20something Martin Brest directs eminent seniors George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as three bored golden oldies living on the dole, Joe, All and Willie, who plan and carry out a Queens, New York, […]

Apr, 08 · in Uncategorized

City of Tiny Lights *** (2016, Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd, Cush Jumbo, Roshan Seth) – Movie Review

Riz Ahmed impresses again, lighting up the screen as urban London Asian private eye Tommy Akhtar, who is hired by local prostitute Melody (Cush Jumbo) to find her missing hooker flat-mate and is plunged into a dangerous […]

Apr, 08

Neruda *** (2016, Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán) – Movie Review

‘Jackie‘ (2016) and The Club (2015) director Pablo Larraín’s 2016 biographical drama is an unusual, surprising eye-opener of a film. It is most welcome as an intriguing, provocative and different film. It is full of provocative […]

Apr, 08

Table 19 ***½ (2017, Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori, Stephen Merchant, June Squibb, Wyatt Russell) – Movie Review

A good, quirky sitcom situation, a strong, likeable cast and a funny, appealing romantic comedy drama from director Jeffrey Blitz, working from a screenplay by Jay and Mark Duplass. Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise who has been dumped as maid of […]

Apr, 07

Going in Style *** (2017, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret) – Movie Review

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin bail out director Zach Braff’s rather slack and lame crime comedy, as three really old blokes who decide to rob their own bank when their pension fund dries […]

Apr, 07

Raw [Grave] ** (2016, Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella) – Movie Review

Garance Marillier stars as misfit teenage vegetarian Justine, who is forced to eat raw rabbit in a hazing initiation ritual at her veterinarian college, sparking a taste for meat – and human flesh at that – in […]

Apr, 07



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