Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Rocket Gibraltar **** (1988, Burt Lancaster, Suzy Amis, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman, Kevin Spacey, Macaulay Culkin) – Classic Movie Review 4833

Director Daniel Petrie’s 1988 drama stars Burt Lancaster as widowed family patriarch Levi Rockwell, who is having his 77th birthday. His caring but uncomprehending adult kids and his open, generous-spirited grand-children arrive to celebrate. When […]

Jan, 02 · in Reviews

Why Him? *** (2016, James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, Zoey Deutch) – Movie Review

Middle-aged couple Bryan Cranston and Megan Mullally are invited by their 22-year-old daughter (Zoey Deutch) to spend the holidays getting too know her new, older Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend (James Franco) at his modernist mansion. […]

Jan, 02 · in Reviews

Heat and Dust **** (1982, Julie Christie, Greta Scacchi, Christopher Cazenove, Shashi Kapoor, Susan Fleetwood, Barry Foster, Julian Glover) – Classic Movie Review 4832

Director James Ivory’s sumptuous 1982 drama stars Julie Christie, who relishes a highly rewarding role as a young Englishwoman who wants to find the whole truth about herself and India via the letters of her […]

Dec, 31

Boots! Boots! ** (1934, George Formby, Beryl Formby, Arthur Kingsley, Tonie Forde, Lillian Keyes) – Classic Movie Review 4830

Director Bert Tracy’s 1934 British musical comedy features George Formby in his film debut, aged 28, as a busy hotel’s inept singing shoeshine man called John Willie. Formby’s real-life wife and Svengali, Beryl Formby, co-stars as […]

Dec, 31

Boomerang! ***** (1947, Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J Cobb, Karl Malden, Arthur Kennedy) – Classic Movie Review 4831

Director Elia Kazan’s stupendous 1947 real-life American crime film noir thriller tells the riveting, realistic true tale of a State’s attorney (Dana Andrews) who sets out to discover the truth after he decides he does […]

Dec, 31

Bootmen ***½ (2000, Adam Garcia, Sophie Lee, Sam Worthington) – Classic Movie Review 4829

Adam Garcia stars as Sean, a young man who decides to his rewrite his life’s destiny by starting a tap dance group to escape working in the local Australian steel mill for the rest of […]

Dec, 31

Heartburn *** (1986, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels) – Classic Movie Review 4828

Producer-director Mike Nichols’s engrossing 1986 movie memorably stars Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson in their prime. They make a predictably electric star pairing in a serious comedy drama based on Nora Ephron’s best-selling semi-autobiographical novel […]

Dec, 30



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