Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Cloud Atlas­ ***½ (2012, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon, Ben Whishaw, Jim Sturgess) – Movie Review

‘Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb we are bound to others.’ Some big guns come out firing on as many cylinders as they know how to access in order to turn […]

Oct, 09 · in Reviews

Life of Pi ***** (2012, Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Rafe Spall, Gérard Depardieu) – Classic Movie Review 280

‘I had to tame him’, Pi realizes. ‘It was not a question of him or me, but of him and me. We were, literally and figuratively, in the same boat.’ Boasting astounding cinematography, marvellous production […]

Oct, 09 · in Reviews

Saboteur ****½ (1942, Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Otto Kruger, Norman Lloyd) – Classic Movie Review 279

Alfred Hitchcock’s thrilling 1942 World War Two pursuit thriller is a fast, fine and stylish exercise in excitement and high anxiety. Robert Cummings stars as innocent LA aircraft munitions factory worker Barry Kane, who chases […]

Oct, 08

Sabotage ***** (1936, Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester) – Classic Movie Review 278

Alfred Hitchcock’s extremely tense and flavourful 1936 film version of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent is one of his best British films of the 30s. Sabotage follows The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes in […]

Oct, 08

The Green Mile ***** (1999, Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse) – Classic Movie Review 277

Tom Hanks is ideally cast as Paul Edgecomb, the head guard supervising prisoners on Death Row at the Deep South Coal Mountain Correctional Facility in the 1930s. When John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a gentle […]

Oct, 07

The To Do List ** (2013, Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Rachel Bilson, Sarah Steele, Andy Samberg, Scott Porter, Christopher Mintz-Plasse) – Movie Review

Aubrey Plaza stars as sexually inexperienced Brandy Klark, who makes a list of sex things to accomplish before she goes to college. Alia Shawkat, Rachel Bilson and Sarah Steele are the other key players. Packed with […]

Oct, 07

Machete Kills * (2103, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen) – Movie Review

Danny Trejo returns from Robert Rodriguez’s 2010 movie Machete as the knife-wielding Mexican ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the US President (Charlie Sheen, billed under his real name as Carlos Estevez) for a […]

Oct, 07



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