Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

One Hour Photo **** (2002, Robin Williams) – Classic Movie Review 704

Writer-director Mark Romanek’s eerie, flesh-tingling 2002 thriller is a first rate tension ride. It is, exactly as it was intended, uniquely disturbing and deeply unsettling. After Insomnia, Robin Williams gives another brilliant non-comedy performance as a […]

Jan, 15 · in Reviews

Source Code *** (2011, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright) – Classic Movie Review 703

Jake Gyllenhaal makes every second count as Colter Stevens, a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and finds he’s in a sci-fi spin on Groundhog Day. He has eight minutes […]

Jan, 15 · in Reviews

Thelma and Louise ***** (1991, Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald) – Classic Movie Review 702

Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon enjoy roles to die for as female buddies Thelma and Louise in director Ridley Scott’s rousing 1991 film, advertised as the first feminist, buddy-buddy road-movie. A weekend break from the […]

Jan, 15

Bringing Out the Dead **** (1999, Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman) – Classic Movie Review 701

Director Martin Scorsese returns in 1999 memorably and stylishly to the smoky New York mean streets he explored so famously in Taxi Driver, with a screenplay by that film’s writer Paul Schrader, based on the […]

Jan, 15

Kundun – Classic Film Review 700

Master director Martin Scorsese delivers a glorious looking, exquisitely crafted biography of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual and political leader. The story runs from 1937 when he was a two-year-old boy through the horrific Chinese […]

Jan, 15

Ocean’s 12 **** (2004, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vincent Cassel, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac) – Classic Movie Review 697

George Clooney and Brad Pitt are the quintessence of cool here as crooks Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan in director Steven Soderbergh’s entertainingly slick and infectiously larky 2004 sequel to the 2001 hit Ocean’s Eleven. […]

Jan, 15

Seven Years in Tibet *** (1997, Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B D Wong, Mako) – Classic Movie Review 696

Brad Pitt stars as real-life Austrian mountain climber Heinrich Harrer in director Jean-Jacques Annaud’s 1997 film about Harrer’s adventures in Tibet during and after World War Two. Notably, he becomes friends with the Dalai Lama at the […]

Jan, 15

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