Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

My Big Fat Greek Wedding **** (2002, Nia Vardalos, John Corbett) – Classic Movie Review 517

The big fat Greek family of Chicago 30something Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) is scandalised when she wants to wed the non-Greek hunk Ian Miller (John Corbett from TV’s Sex and the City) in director Joel […]

Dec, 13 · in Reviews

Connie and Carla **** (2004, Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny) – Classic Movie Review 516

Club singer showgirls Connie (Nia Vardalos) and Carla (Toni Collette) accidentally witness a Mafia hit in Chicago and have to go on the run from their boss’s killer. So they hide out as drag queens – […]

Dec, 13 · in Reviews

The Missing Picture – Film Review

Writer-director Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979. It’s incredible to be able to do so much with so little […]

Dec, 13

Fill the Void – Film Review

Israel’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 85th Academy Awards 2013 is a beautifully handled story about a devout 18-year-old Israeli girl who is subtly but firmly pressured by her mother to marry the […]

Dec, 13

Marathon Man ***** (1976, Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Richard Bright, Marc Lawrence) – Classic Movie Review 515

Director John Schlesinger’s 1976 thriller about a postgraduate student who runs for his life when he gets mixed up in the pursuit of a Nazi war criminal makes for an ultra-tense, suspenseful and thrilling movie. It […]

Dec, 13

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban **** (2004, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman) – Classic Movie Review 514

The kids all grown-up looking – and so is the third Harry Potter movie, as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) returns to eerie Hogwarts school for his third year of study. Alfonso Cuarón, the director of Gravity […]

Dec, 13

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets **** (2002, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman, Kenneth Branagh, Jason Isaacs) – Classic Movie Review 513

Chris Columbus stays on as director for the second Harry Potter film in 2002. Young wizard Daniel Radcliffe and his pals Rupert Grint and Emma Watson go back for a new term at the eerie […]

Dec, 13

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