Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Legend of Bagger Vance *** (2000, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill) – Classic Movie Review 690

Director Robert Redford tees off in 2000 with a languorous golf movie, for heaven’s sake, casting Matt Damon as Rannulph Junuh, a clapped-out, disillusioned World War One war veteran who is reluctantly talked into to playing in […]

Jan, 15 · in Reviews

Legends of the Fall **** (1994, Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Henry Thomas, Julia Ormond) – Classic Movie Review 688

Director Edward Zwick’s 1994 moving, beautifully crafted, old-style romantic adventure epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the American 1900s wilderness details how their lives are affected by nature, history, war and love. […]

Jan, 15 · in Reviews

The Football Factory **** (2004, Danny Dyer, Frank Harper, Tamer Hassan, Dudley Sutton) – Classic Movie Review 687

It’s the FA Cup draw and it’s Chelsea versus Millwall: that’s good news for the footie louts and bad news for the good folk of London. You’ll need a strong stomach for director Nick Love’s […]

Jan, 14

Human Traffic **** (1999, John Simm, Justin Kerrigan, Danny Dyer) – Classic Movie Review 686

The 25-year-old Welshman Justin Kerrigan’s notable, eye-catching writer-director debut in 1999 looked like an industry calling card, but he didn’t make another movie till 2008’s I Know You Know. John Simm stars and gives a […]

Jan, 14

Goodbye Charlie Bright **** (2001, Paul Nicholls, Roland Manookian, Phil Daniels, Danny Dyer, Jamie Foreman, Dani Behr) – Classic Movie Review 685

Goodbye Charlie Bright tells the story of a group of South London school friends begin drifting apart as they approach adulthood. It focuses on the relationship between two of them, Charlie Bright and Justin, over four hot days. This is […]

Jan, 14

The Business **** (2005, Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Roland Manookian) – Classic Movie Review 684

Director Nick Love’s 2005 film stars Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan and Roland Manookian, all of whom were in Love’s previous film The Football Factory. The cool look and sounds of the Eighties conjure up the otherwise ghastly […]

Jan, 13

Charade ***** (1963, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, George Kennedy, James Coburn, Ned Glass) – Classic Movie Review 683

‘You can expect the unexpected.’ Cary Grant, still dangerously sexy at 59, plays a handsome stranger who may or may not be called Peter Joshua but he certainly meets troubled Paris widow Mrs Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn). […]

Jan, 12

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