Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Gorilla at Large *** (1954, Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J Cobb, Lee Marvin, Raymond Burr) – Classic Movie Review 5184

‘You’ve always been this alert, Shaughnessy?’ – Lee J Cobb playing Detective Sergeant Garrison. ‘Always on my toes!’- Lee Marvin as Policeman Shaughnessy. ‘Well, get off ’em. You’re a cop, not a ballet dancer.’ – Detective Sergeant […]

Mar, 21 · in Reviews

Graffiti Bridge ** (1990, Prince, Morris Day, Ingrid Chavez, Mavis Staples) – Classic Movie Review 5183

‘Are there really angels, or are they just in our minds? It all comes out in the wash… in time.’ – The Kid. Writer, director and star Prince follows up his hits Purple Rain (1984) and Under the […]

Mar, 20 · in Reviews

Presenting Lily Mars *** (1943, Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson, Marta Eggerth, Spring Byington, Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey) – Classic Movie Review 5182

Director Norman Taurog’s 1943 musical comes with the kudos of presenting Judy Garland, aged 19, in a cute and amiable small-time MGM show with an attempt at extra added class, which only proves a few […]

Mar, 20

Sweet Dreams **** (1985, Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth) – Classic Movie Review 5181

Director Karel Reisz’s 1985 biopic stars the highly estimable Jessica Lange, who impersonates Fifties country singer Patsy Cline (and mimes to her recordings) in one of the best performances of her career in an extremely […]

Mar, 20

Below Her Mouth *** (2016, Erika Linder, Natalie Krill, Sebastian Pigott) – Movie Review

Canadian director April Mullen’s 2016 romantic drama finds Erika Linder and Natalie Krill putting body and soul, but mainly body, into a raunchy, sexy lesbian girl meets straight girl drama in which a passionate weekend affair quickly escalates […]

Mar, 20

Coal Miner’s Daughter **** (1980, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Jennifer Beasley, Jessica Beasley, Phyllis Boyens, Beverly D’Angelo) – Classic Movie Review 5180

Director Michael Apted’s sterling 1980 biopic stars Sissy Spacek, who won the 1981 Best Actress Oscar and the Golden Globe for her role as backwoods girl Loretta Lynn, who becomes a legendary country-singing star. With […]

Mar, 20

The Aristocrats *** (2005, Hank Azaria, Shelley Berman, Billy Connolly, George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock) – Classic Movie Review 5179

Literally a one-joke – and a filthy one at that – director Paul Provenza’s 2005 comedy documentary dissection of what makes people laughs gets 100 more or less famous comics and gets them to re-tell a […]

Mar, 19

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