Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Bride for Sale **** (1949, Claudette Colbert, George Brent, Robert Young) – Classic Movie Review 5476

The delicious Claudette Colbert was still making the same kind of films in the late Forties as she played in the mid-Thirties, and happily still delighting audiences with her class act. Director William D Russell’s […]

May, 18 · in Reviews

The Gilded Lily *** (1935, Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, C Aubrey Smith) – Classic Movie Review 5475

Claudette Colbert stars as Marilyn David, a New York stenographer/ typist who dithers romantically. She is unable to make up her mind between an American reporter/ newsman called Peter Dawes (Fred MacMurray) and an English layabout […]

May, 18 · in Reviews

Society *** (1989, Billy Warlock, Devin Devasquez, Evan Richards, Ben Meyerson) – Classic Movie Review 5471

Director Brian Yuzna’s 100-minute 1989 cult black comedy cult body horror film is designed around a gross-out 10-minute, special makeup effects extravaganza climax, which attempts to make some sort of comment about the wealthy feeding […]

May, 18

Straight Time **** (1978, Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, M Emmet Walsh, Harry Dean Stanton, Kathy Bates) – Classic Movie Review 5470

Director Ulu Grosbard’s 1978 crime drama is a downbeat and depressing but still gripping and compelling movie about a seedy, weaselly ex-con released on parole but dragged back into a life of crime as a burglar. […]

May, 18

The Secret Scripture *** (2016, Vanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Theo James, Jack Reynor, Eric Bana, Adrian Dunbar, Susan Lynch) – Movie Review

The Secret Scripture is a bit manipulative and melodramatic, but still enjoyable. It is very romantic and glossy, with sweet performances from a very classy cast. Vanessa Redgrave and Rooney Mara star as the older […]

May, 18

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword * (2017, Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) – Movie Review

Jude Law’s evil Lord Vortigen kills young Arthur’s mum and dad (Eric Bana) and takes over as King. Arthur grows up to be Charlie Hunnam, aka Charlie Hunkam (cue gratuitous naked chest scene), whose aims are (1) survival (well […]

May, 17

Whatever It Takes *** (2000, Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, James Franco) – Classic Movie Review 5469

Director David Raynr’s cute 2000 teen romantic comedy proves oddly funny and genial. This surprisingly entertaining modern take on Cyrano de Bergerac / Roxanne is a better-than-expected teen romantic comedy, with an amiable tone, bright […]

May, 17



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