Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Bourne Supremacy ***** (2004, Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Karl Urban, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox, Gabriel Mann) – Classic Movie Review 251

And so in 2004 Matt Damon is Bourne again as tough as nails spy Jason Bourne, the CIA-trained assassin trying to recover his memory while evading shadowy figures from his past. Damon confirms his supremacy […]

Sep, 19 · in Reviews

In Bruges **** (2008, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ciarán Hinds) – Classic Movie Review 250

An Oscar and Bafta-winner for Best Original Screenplay, and a Golden Globe winner for its star, Colin Farrell, this way-out, non-PC pitch-black comedy action thriller is exceptionally funny, extremely well made and cleverly written. With an excellent […]

Sep, 19 · in Reviews

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet St ***** (2007, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sacha Baron Cohen) – Classic Movie Review 249

Stephen Sondheim’s all-time-great stage musical falls into perfect hands as director Tim Burton polishes this gleaming gem of the theatre into a movie masterpiece. Singing and acting up a storm, Johnny Depp gives a cutting […]

Sep, 19

Milk ***** (2008, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, James Franco) – Classic Movie Review 538

‘All men are created equal. No matter how hard you try, you can never erase those words. That is what America is.’ – Harvey Milk. Virtually unrecognisable and immersing himself totally in a character far from […]

Sep, 19

The Wrestler **** (2008, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei) – Classic Movie Review 1443

Unrecognisable from his own old glory days of the 80s, Mickey Rourke bounces back triumphantly with a scary performance as Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson. Randy is a burnt-out, shattered pro wrestler trying to resuscitate his life, […]

Sep, 19

Vicky Cristina Barcelona **** (2008, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem) – Classic Movie Review 1442

‘We came so close to perfection, you and I.’ In Woody Allen’s 2008 return to his finest form, Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson star as holidaying young American friends Vicky and Cristina. They go to […]

Sep, 19

The Omen **** (2006, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) – Classic Film Review 248

Arguably we didn’t need a remake of the stupendous 1976 chiller classic. But this slick and exciting 2006 horror thriller is unexpectedly good, a whole load better than could possibly have been imagined. A respectful, fairly faithful […]

Sep, 18

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