Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

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 · in Reviews

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 · in Reviews

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

Thérèse Desqueyroux **** (2012, Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier, Catherine Arditi, Isabelle Sadoyan) – Movie Review

Made while he was already ill with cancer, the late Claude Miller never puts a foot wrong in his last film, an exquisitely done adaptation of the 1927 tragic novel by François Mauriac. Boldly and […]

Jun, 05

After Earth ** (2013, Jaden Smith, David Denman, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo) – Movie Review

Father son team Will Smith and Jaden Smith lead M Night Shyamalan’s critically bashed box office flop. As feared after its poor American box office, After Earth is a dull, plodding showcase for the eager-to-please, […]

Jun, 05

The Iceman – Film Review

The true-life story of an infamous contract killer of the 60s, 70s and 80s, The Iceman sears the screen with an agonising sharp slash. It recalls Goodfellas, not only because Ray Liotta stars again, and that’s […]

Jun, 05

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