Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Sebastiane *** (1976, Leonardo Treviglio, Barney James, Neil Kennedy, Richard Warwick, Donald Dunham, Ken Hicks, Lindsay Kemp) – Classic Movie Review 5021

Writer-directors Derek Jarman and Paul Humfress’s controversial 1976 homoerotic look at the 300 AD life of Saint Sebastian (Leonardo Treviglio) is filmed tastefully entirely in Latin (the world’s only film in this dead language) on […]

Feb, 13 · in Uncategorized

Caravaggio **** (1986, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Davenport, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gough, Garry Cooper, Dexter Fletcher) – Classic Movie Review 4988

Writer-director Derek Jarman’s ­1986 fictionalised biographical drama stars Nigel Terry as the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, born 1573, who lies dying in 1610 and thinks back over his life, work and love for […]

Feb, 12 · in Uncategorized

Jubilee **** (1978, Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Willcox, Jordan, Ian Charleson, Karl Johnson, Adam Ant, Neil Kennedy, Jack Birkett, Jayne County, Richard O’Brien) – Classic Movie Review 4989

Co-writer/ director Derek Jarman’s amazing 1978 punk-rock anti-celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee is an original, outrageous, clever report of the state of the British nation in 1977. It was always a rousing, eye-opening movie, […]

Feb, 12

Boys Town **** (1938, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull) – Classic Movie Review 5020

Director Norman Taurog’s quintessentially sincere 1938 double Oscar-winning biographical drama provides an excellent showcase for Spencer Tracy, who won his second Best Actor Oscar in consecutive years for his iconic performance in the role of […]

Feb, 12

The LEGO Batman Movie *** (2017, voices of Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis, Ralph Fiennes) – Movie Review

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) is amusing and inventive enough but it’s a bit of a one-joke movie and would be much, much funnier as a half-hour short. It’s certainly struggling to fill one and […]

Feb, 12

The Space Between Us ** (2017, Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson) – Movie Review

Director Peter Chelsom’s 2017 interplanetary adventure film occupies the space between interesting and boring. It’s way too long and talky for its own good, and some dialogue and scenes could just be cut, which could […]

Feb, 11

Captains Courageous **** (1937, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Freddie Bartholomew, Mickey Rooney, Melvyn Douglas) – Classic Movie Review 5019

Director Victor Fleming’s 1937 MGM movie of the novel by Rudyard Kipling is a bit creaky, dated and faded now, but it is still very enjoyable and entertaining thanks to the well-told, rattlingly good yarn, […]

Feb, 10



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