Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Romance *** (1930, Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Gavin Gordon) – Classic Movie Review 5321

Director Clarence Brown’s 1930 romantic drama casts Greta Garbo in her little-known and less-regarded second talkie, following Anna Christie (1930). MGM’s unique superstar stars as Signora Rita Cavallini, an 1860s Italian opera singer, mistress of rich, […]

Apr, 19 · in Uncategorized

As You Desire Me *** (1932, Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Erich von Stroheim) – Classic Movie Review 5320

Director George Fitzmaurice’s 1932 romantic drama stars a ravishing bleached-blonde Greta Garbo as alluring, alcoholic Budapest bar entertainer Zara. She is also an amnesiac, who has been carrying on with a novelist (Erich von Stroheim), […]

Apr, 19 · in Uncategorized

The Painted Veil *** (1934, Greta Garbo, Herbert Marshall, George Brent) – Classic Movie Review 5319

Director Richard Boleslawski’s 1934 romantic drama stars the great Greta Garbo, unique Thirties superstar, who graces this plush but soapy drama with her lustrous presence in a lesser vehicle but still interesting from her best […]

Apr, 19

Bullet in the Head [Die Xue jie tou] **** (1990, Tony Leung, Waise Lee, Jacky Cheung) – Classic Movie Review 5318

Tony Leung, Waise Lee and Jacky Cheung star as a trio from the Hong Kong slums who are forced to flee to Vietnam after a run-in with a vicious gangster. With the war raging round […]

Apr, 18

Bulletproof Monk **½ (2003, Yun-Fat Chow, Seann William Scott, Jaime King, Karel Roden) – Classic Movie Review 5317

‘A monk. A punk. A chick. In a kick-ass flick.’ Director Paul Hunter’s amusing 2003 action thriller relishes its odd-couple daring in teaming Chow Yun-Fat with Seann William Scott. Chow Yun-Fat stars as wise, old […]

Apr, 18

Me You Them [Eu Tu Eles] *** (2001, Regina Casé, Lima Duarte, Stênio Garcia) – Classic Movie Review 5314

Producer-director Andrucha Waddington’s expert, comic real-life 2001 Brazilian drama is about a lusty, earthy and unmarried woman called Darlene (Regina Casé) who marries an older man, Osias (Lima Duarte). Osias is forced to decide whether to […]

Apr, 18

Me, Myself, I ** (1999, Rachel Griffiths, David Roberts, Sandy Winton) – Classic Movie Review 5313

Rachel Griffiths stars as an unhappy, lonely woman called Pamela Drury, whose life is plagued by regrets. A freak accident gives Pamela the chance to find out what life might have been like if she […]

Apr, 18

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