Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Before Midnight **** (2013, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy) – Movie Review

When we catch up for the third time with Ethan Hawke’s Jesse and Julie Delpy’s Celine, it’s like meeting old friends. Talkative old friends, that is. They never stop talking! But we love them anyway. […]

Jun, 21 · in Reviews

The Seasoning House * (2012, Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth) – Movie Review

Special effects man Paul Hyett makes his director debut with this very competently made but repellent, exploitative horror thriller that follows familiar, threadbare, bad-karma lines and piles on gruesome details and chilling shocks with diminishing […]

Jun, 20 · in Reviews

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

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

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

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