Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Wish Upon ** (2017, Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee) – Movie Review

Joey King stars as motherless teenager Clare Shannon, whose dad likes to earn a living digging around for treasure in the trash he finds in dumpsters. One day, they discover a cute Chinese box that turns out […]

Aug, 01 · in Reviews

2 Days in the Valley *** (1996, Teri Hatcher, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Glenne Headly, Charlize Theron) – Classic Movie Review 5575

‘The nights are cool. But the days are murder!’ Writer-director John Herzfeld’s cool 1996 black comedy crime thriller revolves around 48 hours of intersecting lives of a group of 10 characters and crimes in the San Fernando Valley, in […]

Aug, 01 · in Reviews

Mr Klein [Monsieur Klein] **** (1976, Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon, Michel Lonsdale, Louis Seigner, Juliet Berto, Francine Bergé) – Classic Movie Review 5837

Alain Delon is excellent as Monsieur Robert Klein in director Joseph Losey’s complex and fascinating film that follows the case of confused identity between a Paris art dealer and a Jew the Nazis want to […]

Jul, 31

Meurtres [Three Sinners] **** (1950, Fernandel, Mireille Perrey, Jacques Varennes, Colette Mareuil, Jeanne Moreau) – Classic Movie Review 5836

Fernandel stars as a simple, good-natured French countryman, Noël Annequin, who wants to report to the police that he has poisoned his incurably ill, beloved wife, whom he cannot bear to see suffer any more, […]

Jul, 31

The Diary of a Chambermaid [Le Journal d’une Femme de Chambre] ***** (1964, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Piccoli, Georges Géret, Daniel Ivernel) – Classic Movie Review 5835

Director Luis Buñuel’s 1964 reworking of Jean Renoir’s 1946 Hollywood film of The Diary of a Chambermaid hones the social analysis, blackens the tone, sharpens the script and updates the action to the Thirties for […]

Jul, 31

La vieille qui marchait dans la mer [The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea] **** (1991, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Serrault, Luc Thuillier) – Classic Movie Review 5834

The old woman who walked in the sea at Guadeloupe is played by Jeanne Moreau, come there, along with her faithful companion Pompilius (Michel Serrault), to cure her arthritis and blackmail a businessman. Lady M’s […]

Jul, 31

Viva Maria! **** (1965, Jeanne Moreau, Brigitte Bardot, George Hamilton) – Classic Movie Review 5833

The surprisingly but delightfully paired French icon megastars Jeanne Moreau and Brigitte Bardot star as the two Marias, a song ‘n’ dance duo who get involved in serious political affairs, and a joint love affair […]

Jul, 31



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