Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Comfort of Strangers **** (1990, Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Helen Mirren) – Classic Movie Review 11

‘My father was a very big man. All his life he wore a black moustache and when it turned grey he used a small brush, such as ladies use for their eyes – mascara!’ You […]

Jul, 01 · in Reviews

This Is the End ** (2013, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Danny McBride) – Movie Review

Hooray! Some of my favourite movie people gather for one of my favourite genres – the American slacker comedy. Assembled here for our delight are the highly talented and likeable Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah […]

Jul, 01 · in Reviews

Twelve Angry Men ***** (1957, Henry Fonda, Lee J Cobb, Martin Balsam) – Classic Movie Review 10

In Sidney Lumet’s electrifying 1957 film classic courtroom drama, Henry Fonda gives a true, trusty, stalwart performance as Juror Number 8 in a murder trial. He’s a symbolically white-suited architect, who starts as the lone […]

Jul, 01

It’s a Wonderful Life ***** (1946, James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell) – Classic Movie Review 9

Co-writer, producer-director Frank Capra’s big-hearted and richly enjoyable 1946 toast to the virtues and joys of small-town America and Americans is now established firmly as an all-time great. Its attack on the evils of greedy […]

Jun, 29

Psycho ***** (1960, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles) – Classic Movie Review 8

‘Do you have any vacancies?’ ‘Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies.’ Alfred Hitchcock’s once dreaded and despised nail-biting 1960 horror classic had people boycotting it in fear at the cinema and eventually […]

Jun, 29

Stand Up Guys – Film Review

The 73-year-old Al Pacino stars alongside the 70-year-old Christopher Walken as retired gangsters Val and Doc, who reunite for one epic last night of friendship, sex and violence. Val is released from prison after serving […]

Jun, 29

The Shawshank Redemption ***** (1994, Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, James Whitmore) – Classic Movie Review 7

Is this the best movie made from a Stephen King bestseller? Yes it is – though anybody who sat through Graveyard Shift, Needful Things, Sleepwalkers, The Dark Half and Cujo (I speak as one who […]

Jun, 28

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