Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Pepe * (1960, Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones) – Classic Movie Review 5690

Cantinflas from Around the World in 80 Days (1956) stars as the young Mexican Pepe, who follows his magnificent white stud stallion pet horse Don Juan to Hollywood when it is bought by a film director called […]

Jul, 01 · in Reviews

Bells Are Ringing **** (1960, Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr, Frank Gorshin, Jean Stapleton) – Classic Movie Review 5689

In her last film, the enchanting Oscar-winning actress Judy Holliday revives her great Broadway role (with nearly 1,000 performances) as Ella Peterson, a telephonist who interferes in her callers’ affairs and falls for the playwright […]

Jul, 01 · in Reviews

All Eyez on Me ** (2017, Demetrius Shipp Jr, Danai Gurira, Kat Graham) – Movie Review

All eyez on newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr’s sympathetic star turn as rapper Tupac Shakur and Shipp sails steadily through the movie and does a good job in a difficult role. This helps a lot, as […]

Jul, 01

Despicable Me 3 ** (2017, voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker) – Movie Review

Busy, fast-moving quirky, surreal, and borderline weird at times, Despicable Me 3 goes its own sweet way. Steve Carell gets to be a very, very busy man as the voices of twin brothers – his voices are […]

Jun, 30

Spider-Man: Homecoming *** (2017, Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei) – Movie Review

The 5′ 8″ 21-year-old Tom Holland from Kingston upon Thames, England, is propelled to stardom as Peter Parker in this 2017 Spider-Man reboot that sees our teen hero returning to his home where he lives, rather awkwardly, […]

Jun, 30

Elmer Gantry **** (1960, Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones, Dean Jagger) – Classic Movie Review 5688

Writer-director Richard Brooks’s barnstorming 1960 drama triumphed at the Academy Awards with three Oscar wins – for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. […]

Jun, 30

Jeffrey *** (1995, Steven Weber, Michael T Weiss, Patrick Stewart) – Classic Movie Review 5687

Director Christopher Ashley’s poignant and funny 1995 gay romantic comedy stars Steven Weber as Jeffrey and Michael T Weiss as Steve, and is based on Paul Rudnick’s play about the life and times of Richard […]

Jun, 30

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