Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Hampstead *** (2017, Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville, Simon Callow, Hugh Skinner) – Movie Review

Hampstead is quite sweet as an old-timers’ romance. Despite its rough edges, writing hesitancies and some dodgy performances, it is likeable and entertaining. Brisk and competent, Diane Keaton does the Diane Keaton turn satisfactorily, though […]

Jun, 22 · in Uncategorized

Honey *** (2003, Jessica Alba, David Moscow, Mekhi Phifer) – Classic Movie Review 5651

Jessica Alba fresh from the 2000-2002 TV series Dark Angel is a peach as Honey Daniels, a sexy and feisty young dance instructor who starts a hip-hop class for ghetto kids. She is star spotted […]

Jun, 21 · in Uncategorized

Porky’s ** (1981, Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Wyatt Knight, Roger Wilson, Kim Cattrall, Art Hindle) – Classic Movie Review 5650

Writer-director Bob Clark’s irrepressibly, joyfully vulgar and smutty 1981 Canadian coming-of-age sex comedy hit the jackpot, following in the wake of Animal House (1978). It cost $25 million and earned $105 million at the US box office. A […]

Jun, 21

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid ** (1992, Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri, Amy O’Neill) – Classic Movie Review 5649

Randal Kleiser is the new director in 1992 for the inevitable sequel to Disney’s 1989 hit Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, again indebted to ideas and inspiration from Fifties sci-fi fantasy movies – this time […]

Jun, 21

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids *** (1989, Rick Moranis Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman) – Classic Movie Review 5648

Director Joe Johnston’s 1989 blockbuster movie stars Rick Moranis as daffy boffin and dad Professor Wayne Szalinski, who develops a top secret ray gun to shrinks objects that accidentally miniaturises his teenage girl and boy […]

Jun, 21

My Best Friend Is a Vampire *½ (1987, Robert Sean Leonard, Cheryl Pollak, Rene Auberjonois, Cecilia Peck, LeeAnne Locken) – Classic Movie Review 5647

Robert Sean Leonard stars as Jeremy Capello, a high school boy who becomes a vampire after a night with a female vampire, and attempts to adjust to his toothsome new way of living. But then […]

Jun, 21

House of Sand and Fog **** (2003, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jonathan Ahdout, Kim Dickens, Frances Fisher) – Classic Movie Review 5646

Two people try to follow their own idea of the American dream – with disastrous results. Co-writer/ producer/ director Vadim Perelman’s superlative, provocative 2003 movie version of a hit novel by André Dubus III is […]

Jun, 21

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