Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Rules Don’t Apply **** (2016, Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich) – Movie Review

Warren Beatty’s polished and thoroughly entertaining Hollywood romantic biographical drama stars Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich as a strict Christian aspiring young actress and her earnest, ambitious young driver, both trying to work round the […]

Apr, 21 · in Uncategorized

Wild Orchids *** (1929, Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Nils Asther) – Classic Movie Review 5331

Director Sidney Franklin’s steamy 1929 MGM silent drama stars Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone and Nils Asther. Garbo is on alluring form, dressed by Adrian and photographed by William H Daniels. It is written by Hanns Kräly, Ruth Cummings, Willis Goldbeck and […]

Apr, 21 · in Uncategorized

The Divine Woman (1928, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Lowell Sherman) – Classic Movie Review 5332

The divine woman just has to be Greta Garbo, who radiates allure in her fifth (silent) Hollywood role and first big star part as Marianne, a character obviously based on her fellow thespian, Sarah Bernhardt, […]

Apr, 21

The Mysterious Lady *** (1928, Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Gustav von Seyffertitz) – Classic Movie Review 5330

Directed by Fred Niblo in 1928, MGM’s tailor-made silent-movie showcase for the great Greta Garbo is stilted and hackneyed but still has its charms. Garbo stylishly plays a gorgeous Soviet agent called Tania Fedorova, who […]

Apr, 21

A Woman of Affairs **** (1928, Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, John Gilbert, Johnny Mack Brown, Douglas Fairbanks Jnr) – Classic Movie Review 5329

Director Clarence Brown’s diverting and enduring 1928 silent movie stars a vivacious Greta Garbo as Diana Merrick, a reckless English socialite with a bad reputation founded on her silence about her husband (Johnny Mack Brown), […]

Apr, 20

The Temptress *** (1926, Greta Garbo, Antonio Moreno, Lionel Barrymore) – Classic Movie Review 5328

Directors Fred Niblo and Mauritz Stiller’s 1926 silent movie classic stars Greta Garbo, who commands the screen playing Elena, a woman who drives men mad with desire and leads them to commit murder and then […]

Apr, 20

Torrent **** (1926, Ricardo Cortez, Greta Garbo, Gertrude Olmstead, Martha Mattox) – Classic Movie Review 5327

Director Monta Bell’s 1926 silent movie success is notable as the first American movie of Greta Garbo, helping her to become an international superstar during the late silent era. Louis B Mayer hired Garbo but MGM […]

Apr, 20

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