Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

She Hate Me * (2004, Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Jim Brown, Ossie Davis, Jamel Debbouze, Brian Dennehy, Woody Harrelson, Bai Ling, Lonette McKee, John Turturro) – Classic Movie Review 5035

Fired from his job, Jack Armstrong (played by star Anthony Mackie) gets new work at $10,000 a time making lonely lesbians pregnant. Alas, Spike Lee’s 2004 comedy drama movie is a weird, insulting misfire, wasting […]

Feb, 20 · in Reviews

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers **** (2004, Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow, Stanley Tucci) – Classic Movie Review 4987

Looking nothing like the actor, Geoffrey Rush triumphs over his apparent miscasting as actor and comedian Peter Sellers, in a tour-de-force turn that landed him the 2005 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor […]

Feb, 20 · in Reviews

The Interpreter ***½ (2005, Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Earl Cameron, Yves Attal, Hugo Speer, Sydney Pollack) – Classic Movie Review 5034

Director Sydney Pollack conjures up a spirited, good old-fashioned Hitchcock-style mystery suspense thriller, with its serious elements slightly struggling against a twisty plot that is a bit predictable and cheesy. But it is all very […]

Feb, 20

If These Walls Could Talk 2 **** (2000, Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Chloë Sevingy, Elizabeth Perkins, Nia Long, Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres) – Classic Movie Review 5033

The follow-up to 1996’s If These Walls Could Talk tells three sincere, affecting and compelling stories of lesbian relationships set in different periods – 1961, 1972 and 2000. Again, the three segments are set in […]

Feb, 20

If These Walls Could Talk **** (1996, Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek, Cher, Shirley Knight, Kathleen Keener, Jason London, C C H Pounder, Kevin Cooney) – Classic Movie Review 5032

A marvellous cast is assembled for three sincere, affecting and compelling stories of abortion set in different periods – 1952, 1974 (both directed by Nancy Savoca) and 1996 (directed by Cher) – set in the […]

Feb, 20

If Lucy Fell *** (1996, Sarah Jessica Parker, Eric Schaeffer, Ben Stiller, Elle Macpherson, Scarlett Johansson) – Classic Movie Review 5003

Co-writer/ director/ star Eric Schaeffer’s 1996 romantic comedy drama can boast an impressive cast that includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Ben Stiller, Elle Macpherson, Eric Schaeffer, James Rebhorn (1948–2014), Robert John Burke, David Thornton, Bill Sage, […]

Feb, 20

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk ** (2016, Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Steve Martin) – Movie Review

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is a likeable, well-meaning and honourable movie. But, meticulously made and interesting though it is, it must count as a talky semi-failure of a film from Ang Lee, his first […]

Feb, 19

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