Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? *** (1999, Tom Courtenay, Michael Legge, Laura Fraser, Stephen Fry, Lulu, David Thewlis, Mark Williams) – Classic Movie Review 5468

A lowly solicitor’s clerk called Vince Smith (Michael Legge), a disco devotee who is mad about John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever (1977), finds his quirky family comes between him and his true love as he […]

May, 17 · in Reviews

Snatched * (2017, Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack) – Movie Review

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn try their best, they really do, as Emily Middleton and her ultra-cautious mother Linda who set off on an exotic vacation to paradise together when Em is dumped by her boyfriend and […]

May, 17 · in Reviews

Whisky Galore! ** (2016, Eddie Izzard, Gregor Fisher, Fenella Woolgar, James Cosmo, Naomi Battrick, Tim Pigott-Smith, Ellie Kendrick) – Movie Review

Eddie Izzard and Gregor Fisher put their comedy skills behind this mild but pleasant enough remake of the Ealing Studios classic. Izzard does a dithering Captain Mainwaring impersonation as Captain Waggett. Eddie Izzard and Gregor […]

May, 16

Rainbow * (1995, Willie Lavendahl, Bob Hoskins, Jack Fisher, Jacob Tierney, Dan Aykroyd, Saul Rubinek) – Classic Movie Review 5467

Four children and a dog set out to try to find a rainbow and one of the kids steals its gold, causing colour to drain from the world, so the movie goes into black and […]

May, 16

The Raggedy Rawney *** (1987, Bob Hoskins, Dexter Fletcher, Zoë Nathenson, Zoë Wanamaker) – Classic Movie Review 5466

Co-writer/ director Bob Hoskins directs and stars in this 1987 British anti-war film, set in a European country in the midst of a bloody war. It features Dexter Fletcher as an androgynous young soldier called […]

May, 16

Crimes and Misdemeanors **** (1989, Woody Allen, Alan Alda, Claire Bloom, Mia Farrow, Joanna Gleason, Anjelica Huston, Martin Landau) – Classic Movie Review 5465

Writer-director Woody Allen’s 1989 movie is his 17th film as writer-director and his 10th with Mia Farrow. It was nominated for three Academy Awards: Allen for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, and Martin Landau […]

May, 16

The Eye 2 [Gin gwai 2] *** (2004, Qi Shu, Eugenia Yuan, Jesdaporn Pholdee) – Classic Movie Review 5464

‘Suicide is a dreadful sin. The souls of those who committed suicide are obliged to repeat their painful deaths every day.’ So, this 2004 sequel is not a very cheerful Asian chiller then, as the […]

May, 16

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