Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Two Brothers *** (2004, Guy Pearce, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Freddie Highmore) – Classic Movie Review 5333

Co-producer/ co-writer/ director Jean-Jacques Annaud’s entertaining 2004 adventure is set in French Indochina in the 1920s. Guy Pearce stars as a hunter called Aidan McRory who has a fight on his hands when he unites […]

Apr, 23 · in Uncategorized

Letters from Baghdad *** (2016, voice of Tilda Swinton) – Movie Review

Tilda Swinton throws her considerable weight as narrator and executive producer behind this fascinating documentary about Gertrude Bell, British adventurer, archaeologist and political mover, who helped to shape the destiny of Iraq after World War One. […]

Apr, 23 · in Uncategorized

Finding Fatimah *** (2017, Danny Ashok, Asmara Gabrielle, Nina Wadia) – Movie Review

Oz Arshad’s low-budget (£325,000) British Muslim dating romcom is warm and good hearted, and slickly made. Danny Ashok stars as Shahid, a stand-up comedian who struggles to find love in the Asian community because of the […]

Apr, 23

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki [Hymyilevä mies] **** (2016, Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff) – Movie Review

I never thought I’d say this about a boxing movie –  it is sweet! But the this isn’t your usual boxing movie. It’s really a romance, and certainly a fine romance. Jarkko Lahti stars as […]

Apr, 23

The Belko Experiment *** (2016, John Gallagher Jr, Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C McGinley, Michael Rooker, Melonie Diaz) – Movie Review

Director Greg McLean’s Battle Royale (2000)-style action thriller horror movie is lusty but nasty, with its strong bloody violence throughout. Somebody is conducting a  a twisted social experiment that locks 80 Americans in their high-rise corporate […]

Apr, 22

The Zookeeper’s Wife **** (2017, Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl) -Movie Review

Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh star as the married couple Antonina and Jan Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who helped save 300 people during the German invasion of Poland. Daniel Brühl plays the leading Nazi, […]

Apr, 22

Unforgettable ** (2017, Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults) – Movie Review

Katherine Heigl stars as the jilted Tessa, who sets out to make life hell for her successor and replacement Julia (Rosario Dawson), her ex-husband David (Geoff Stults)‘s new live-in lover and soon-to-be fiancée. Julia is […]

Apr, 22

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