Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Borg vs McEnroe [Borg McEnroe] *** (2017, Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård) – Movie Review 

Sverrir Gudnason is pushing 40, playing 25, but he still makes a grand slam job of playing tennis champ Björn Borg, who is shown here having big fat jitters on the eve of his possible historic […]

Sep, 19 · in Uncategorized

Laissez bronzer les cadavres [Let the Corpses Tan] * (2017, Elina Löwensohn, Marc Barbé, Bernie Bonvoisin, Dorylia Calmel) – Movie Review 

I don’t suppose you would expect subtlety, laughs or a nice, gentle time from a movie called Let the Corpses Tan. Well, you are certainly not going to get any of that kind of stuff. […]

Sep, 19 · in Uncategorized

Come September *** (1961, Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee) – Classic Movie Review 6034

Director Robert Mulligan’s fairly daft but amusingly bubbly 1961 escapist comedy has as its familiar theme the generation clash on an American vacation at a luxurious Italian villa. Rock Hudson plays a rich American industrialist mogul […]

Sep, 19

The Sentinel * (1977, Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon) – Classic Movie Review 6033

Co-writer/ director Michael Winner’s thoroughly distasteful 1976 horror film is a bit of a ferocious farrago, a muddled mixture and a horror hodgepodge. Obviously, as it is Michael Winner, we are not expecting any subtlety. It is based […]

Sep, 19

Person to Person ** (2017, Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Philip Baker Hall, Isiah Whitlock Jr) – Movie Review 

Person to Person (2017) is in the Laugh section at the London Film Festival. ‘Laugh’ seems more of an order or a challenge than something, er, funny. Well, I did laugh, but perhaps not quite […]

Sep, 18

Sicilian Ghost Story **** (2017, Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari) – Movie Review 

Sicilian Ghost Story is a beautifully imaginative, quite mesmerising and haunting Italian film art work. Julia Jedlikowska stars as young Luna, who loves her 13-year-old boyfriend Giuseppe (Gaetano Fernandez) truly, madly, deeply. Giuseppe reciprocates that love. But Luna’s […]

Sep, 18

Beast ** (2017 Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Trystan Gravelle) – Movie Review 

Writer-director Michael Pearce’s British feature debut drama starts quite well, proceeds fairly well, then gets messy mid way and loses it in the last half hour. Jessie Buckley stars as disturbed 28-year-old Moll, who is living on Jersey […]

Sep, 18

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