Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Spider-Man: Homecoming *** (2017, Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei) – Movie Review

The 5′ 8″ 21-year-old Tom Holland from Kingston upon Thames, England, is propelled to stardom as Peter Parker in this 2017 Spider-Man reboot that sees our teen hero returning to his home where he lives, rather awkwardly, […]

Jun, 30 · in Reviews

Elmer Gantry **** (1960, Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Shirley Jones, Dean Jagger) – Classic Movie Review 5688

Writer-director Richard Brooks’s barnstorming 1960 drama triumphed at the Academy Awards with three Oscar wins – for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. […]

Jun, 30 · in Reviews

Jeffrey *** (1995, Steven Weber, Michael T Weiss, Patrick Stewart) – Classic Movie Review 5687

Director Christopher Ashley’s poignant and funny 1995 gay romantic comedy stars Steven Weber as Jeffrey and Michael T Weiss as Steve, and is based on Paul Rudnick’s play about the life and times of Richard […]

Jun, 30

A Man Called Ove [En man som heter Ove] **** (2015, Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg) – Movie Review

Rolf Lassgård stars as bad-tempered isolated retiree Ove, who spends his days enforcing his block association’s petty rules and visiting his late wife’s grave. Now he’s had enough, he’s suicidal, but even that isn’t going to […]

Jun, 29

The Addams Family **** (1991, Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman) – Classic Movie Review 5686

Director Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1991 movie is a witty, often hilarious Gothic black comedy based on the Sixties TV show, in turn based on the macabre cartoons by Charles Addams, with ideal casting in Anjelica Huston, […]

Jun, 29

Addams Family Values **** (1993, Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman, Carol Kane) – Classic Movie Review 5685

Happily Barry Sonnenfeld’s 1993 comedy is a slightly sharper sequel to an already successful formula, with Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd oozing style and charisma in welcome reprises of their winning turns as […]

Jun, 29

After the Storm [Umi yori mo mada fukaku] **** (2016, Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi) – Movie Review

Writer-director Hirokazu Koreeda’s sweet and tender Japanese slice-of-life family relationships drama is a quiet, subtle little gem, slow burning, smouldering, but brightly burning. Gentle, kind, wise and forgiving, this effortlessly achieved humanist film gains its power […]

Jun, 29

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