Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Handsome Devil ***½ (2016, Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott) – Movie Review

Award-winning writer/director John Butler (The Stag) returns with a charming, crowd-pleasing story of the unlikely friendship between two Irish boarding school roommates – gay loner outsider Ned (Fionn O’Shea) and new boy macho star rugby player […]

Mar, 24 · in Reviews

Peau d’Âne [Donkey Skin] [The Magic Donkey] **** (1970, Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Delphine Seyrig) – Classic Movie Review 5196

French writer-director Jacques Demy withdraws from reality entirely now in his 1970 film – into childhood dreams and Freudian nightmares, both safe and disturbing at the same time. Catherine Deneuve romps through a magic forest […]

Mar, 23 · in Reviews

The Pied Piper **** (1972, Donovan, Donald Pleasence, Michael Hordern, Jack Wild, Diana Dors, John Hurt, Roy Kinnear, Peter Vaughan) – Classic Movie Review 5195

Esteemed French film director Jacques Demy came to Germany and Britain to make this undervalued 1972 film version of the tale of the 14th-century strolling minstrel who leads a plague of rats out of Hamelin, […]

Mar, 23

Jacquot de Nantes **** (1991, Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier) – Classic Movie Review 5194

Writer-director Agnès Varda’s 1991 French documentary is a charming, bitter-sweet tribute to French film-maker Jacques Demy (nickname Jacquot) by his wife Varda, who shared his life from 1958 till his death on 27 October 1990, aged 59. Varda’s […]

Mar, 23

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

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

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

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