Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Orlando ****½ (1992, Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp) – Classic Movie Review 5193

Writer-director Sally Potter’s breathtakingly beautiful 1992 film version of Virginia Woolf’s classic 1928 gender-bender novel finds exactly the right star in Tilda Swinton as a pretty young male Elizabethan courtier who turns into a woman […]

Mar, 23 · in Reviews

The Jackpot **** (1950, James Stewart, Barbara Hale, Natalie Wood, Tommy Rettig, James Gleason, Fred Clark, Alan Mowbray, Patricia Medina) – Classic Movie Review 5192

James Stewart is on his most entertaining, relaxed and appealing form in director Walter Lang’s extremely pleasing, little-known 1950 satirical comedy with the movie industry clearly enjoying taking sideswipes at its then enemy – radio! […]

Mar, 23 · in Reviews

Jackass: The Movie * (2002, Johnny Knoxville Bam Margera Steve-O) – Classic Movie Review 5191

Perpetrating a series of crude and risky stunts, and gross-out gags, Johnny Knoxville and a bunch of idiots make asses of themselves in director Jeff Tremaine’s offensive 2002 cinema movie of the offensive TV series. […]

Mar, 23

Jack the Ripper *** (1988, Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Susan George, Jane Seymour, Lewis Collins) – Classic Movie Review 5190

For this excellent 1988 two-part mini-series, Michael Caine returns to TV as Chief Inspector Fred Abberline, the boozy Scotland Yard man who investigates the notorious 1888 East End serial killer murdering prostitutes in the East End […]

Mar, 22

Out of Iraq ***½ (2016, Nayyef Hrebid, Hayder ‘Btoo’ Allami, Michael Failla) – Movie Review

Directors Chris McKim and Eva Orner’s emotionally thrilling 2016 documentary is a great story with a happy ending well told. Usually happy stories don’t make good films, but this one does, as there’s plenty of high […]

Mar, 22

Blonde Fist *** (1991, Margi Clarke, Carroll Baker, Ken Hutchison, Sharon Power) – Classic Movie Review 5189

  Writer-director Frank Clarke’s 1991 film has a strong premise about a spunky Liverpool lass who takes up female boxing and it is rewarded with a knockout performance from the treasurable Liverpudlian legend Margi Clarke […]

Mar, 22

The Secret Garden ** (1993, Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Haydon Prowse, John Lynch, Andrew Knott, Irène Jacob) – Classic Movie Review 5188

Director Agnieszka Holland’s 1993 film version of the 1911 Frances Hodgson Burnett children’s story is picturesque and meticulous, but dramatically indolent. Burnett’s story was previously filmed in 1919, 1949 and for TV in 1987. Kate […]

Mar, 22



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