Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

‘Neath the Arizona Skies **½ (1934, John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Yakima Canutt) – Classic Movie Review 5488

Director Harry L Fraser’s 1934 Monogram movie is another low-budget formula Western, with John Wayne as Chris Morrell, the protector of a little half-Indian girl called Nina (Shirley Jean Rickert), who is heiress to rich […]

May, 23 · in Uncategorized

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge * (2017, Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario) – Movie Review

Johnny Depp returns for a fifth, and supposedly (and hopefully) last time as Captain Jack Sparrow, who finds that deadly ghost pirates led Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) have escaped from the Devil’s Triangle, plotting to kill […]

May, 22 · in Uncategorized

Spaceship ***½ (2016, Lara Peake, Alexa Davies, Harry Jarvis, Antti Reini) – Movie Review

Hippy, dippy, freaky, pervy – debut writer-director Alex Taylor’s surprising and unique 2016 magical mystery tour gets right into the joys and pains of being a teenage outsider in a tale boldly told from multiple viewpoints. […]

May, 22

Lilac Time [Love Never Dies] **** (1928, Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Eugenie Besserer) – Classic Movie Review 5487

Director George Fitzmaurice’s sweet, simple and strong 1928 romantic drama is a silent movie with a musical score and sound effects, featuring the song Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time, and has attractive performances from […]

May, 22

Colossal * (2016, Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Dan Stevens, Tim Blake Nelson) – Movie Review

Anne Hathaway stars as the hard-drinking, out-of-work writer Gloria, who is dumped and kicked out of his apartment by her unsympathetic English boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens), who has had enough of her drinking and forgetfulness. […]

May, 21

The Red Turtle [La tortue rouge] *** (2016) – Movie Review

Dutch director Michael Dudok de Wit’s wordless 2016 animation for adults is sweet, appealing and beautifully crafted in wonderful visuals. With Studio Ghibli very unusually co-operating with a director outside Japan, it was Oscar nominated […]

May, 21

The Other Side of Hope [Toivon tuolla puolen] **** (2017, Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen) – Movie Review

The great Aki Kaurismäki is back on inspired form with a typical black comedy drama, in a story that offers him the best chance to do all the things he has being doing for three decades. It’s […]

May, 21

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