Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Spike Island **** (2012, Elliott Tittensor, Nico Mirallegro, Jordan Murphy, Lesley Manville, Chris Coghill, Emilia Clarke, Adam Long, Oliver Heald) – Movie Review

It’s May 1990, and a rising young indie band of five teen boys set off to desolate but rockin’ Spike Island in Cheshire to snag tickets to see the legendary Stone Roses concert. Elliott Tittensor […]

Jun, 20 · in Reviews

Snitch ***½ (2013, Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Barry Pepper, Benjamin Bratt) – Movie Review

Ever thought you’d see The Rock cry? Dwayne Johnson goes in to full-on acting mode as John Matthews, boss of his own construction company, who agrees to go undercover for the FDA after his estranged […]

Jun, 20 · in Reviews

I Am Breathing – Film Review

A bleak, terrifying experience, the utterly dark, distressing, desperate, heartbreaking story of one man dying of Motor Neurone Disease makes some of the most difficult watching of any recent film. Yet it’s meant to provide […]

Jun, 19

Point Break *** (1991, Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey) – Classic Movie Review 1179

Thanks to a lively but fairly ropey script, this 1991 tongue-in-cheek cat-and-mouse thriller is deliriously unconvincing yet it’s very enjoyable none the less. It’s beginning to stake its claim as a movie cult classic. And […]

Jun, 19

All Things to All Men [The Deadly Game] *** (2013, Gabriel Byrne, Rufus Sewell, Toby Stephens, Terence Maynard, James Frain, David Schofield, Julian Sands) – Movie Review

Rufus Sewell stars as a maverick –  ie bent – copper who stages a robbery with help from safe-cracker Toby Stephens and crime lord Gabriel Byrne in a London-set crime thriller story that closely recalls the […]

Jun, 19

Like Someone in Love **** (2012, Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryô Kase) – Movie Review

The title of 73-year-old Iranian-born cinema master Abbas Kiarostami’s 2012 Tokyo-set drama comes from an Ella Fitzgerald song played at a pivotal moment in the movie. His original title was The End, which considering the […]

Jun, 19

Wreck-It Ralph – Film Review

Video gamers may disagree, but despite the Oscar nomination for best animation, this isn’t at all one of Disney’s best, though it has a decent idea to start it off and efficiently crafted animation.  Sorry […]

Jun, 18

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