Derek Winnert

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Paradise: Love – Film Review

The first in a trilogy of films by Ulrich Seidl proves a clever and provocative winner. Margarethe Tiesel gives her whole heart, soul and body for this daring and pitiless story about a plump 50-year-old […]

Jun, 12 · in Reviews

Man of Steel **** (2013, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne) – Film Review

And so the 30-year-old posh boy from the Bailiwick of Jersey, Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill, becomes the latest incarnation of Superman, now a man who dares not speak his name, known only as alien Kal-El […]

Jun, 12 · in Reviews

Admission (2013, Tina Fey, Paul Rudd) – Film Review

Paul (About a Boy) Weitz’s niche comedy focuses on a middle-aged woman who’s spent the last 16 years vetting applications from brilliant young aspiring students desperate to get into the elite Princeton University. Tina Fey […]

Jun, 11

Summer in February *½ (2013, Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning, Dan Stevens) – Film Review

Anyone for a real-life story about love in a bohemian artists’ colony in Cornwall in Edwardian England? Mmm, didn’t think so. Though rewarded with the star big-screen role here, Dominic Cooper doesn’t really light up […]

Jun, 09

Much Ado About Nothing – Film Review

Enterprisingly and economically filming in black and white at his own, rather nifty home in Santa Monica during 12 days when he was working on Avengers Assemble, and using mostly trusty actors he’d worked with […]

Jun, 09

Stuck in Love **** (2012, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff, Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman) – Movie Review

Extremely sweet, lovingly written and appealingly acted, Stuck in Love more than a shade improbable, but still a highly agreeable and very likeable romantic drama with laughs and tears. At the heart of things, Greg […]

Jun, 08

World War Z **** (2013, Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Matthew Fox, David Morse, Peter Capaldi, James Badge Dale) – Movie Review

A real novelty – a zombie film made on a vast $190 million budget – produces an astounding-looking production, a mega star in Brad Pitt, and a lot of tension, scares and entertainment value. Director […]

Jun, 07



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