Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Sweet Smell of Success ***** (1957, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison) – Classic Movie Review 162

‘I’d hate to take a bite out of you, you’re a cookie full of arsenic.’ Director Alexander ‘Sandy’ Mackendrick’s no-holds-barred portrait of ruthless New York gossip columnists was a critical and box office flop in […]

Aug, 15 · in Reviews

Mystery Men **** (1999, Geoffrey Rush, Greg Kinnear, Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, William H Macy, Hank Azaria, Kel Mitchell, Paul Reubens, Wes Studi) – Classic Movie Review 161

The seven Mystery Men come to the rescue after the incredibly wicked Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush) seizes his amazingly nice nemesis, Captain Amazing (Greg Kinnear). Capt Amazing, aka Lance, has foolishly released Frankenstein from captivity so […]

Aug, 15 · in Reviews

Mysterious Skin ***** (2004, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Elisabeth Shue, Bill Sage) – Classic Film Review 160

We can trust indie writer-director Gregg Araki for a provocative, accomplished movie. And here it is. Brady Corbet (from Thunderbirds) stars as Brian Lackey, a bright teenage lad living with his single mom (Elisabeth Shue) […]

Aug, 15

Sunset Boulevard [Sunset Blvd.] ***** (1950, William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim) – Classic Movie Review 159

‘All right, Mr DeMille, I’m ready for my close up.’ Biting the hand that feeds him, Billy Wilder’s eerily dark, deliciously bitter and wryly humorous 1950 film noir classic is a brilliant, searing film, with […]

Aug, 14

Saving Private Ryan ***** (1998, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore) – Classic Movie Review 158

Director Steven Spielberg’s devastating 1998 Second World War epic war film scooped five Oscars (including best director for him) and 11 nominations and was the number one hit at the US box office in 1998, […]

Aug, 14

Elysium ***½ (2013, Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley) – Movie Review

I’ve got good and bad news for you. First the good news. It’s 2154, and if you’re rich you can fly off to live like royalty on Jodie Foster’s man-made space station floating high in […]

Aug, 14

Kick-Ass 2 – Film Review

Aaron Taylor Johnson is back as Dave Lizewski an American high schooler by day, who fancies himself as a bit of a masked vigilante avenger by night. His alter ego of course, is Kick-Ass. Chloe […]

Aug, 13

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