Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Powder Room ** (2013, Sheridan Smith, Jaime Winstone, Kate Nash, Oona Chaplin) – Movie Review

Based on the stage play When Women Wee, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011 when it was staged at London’s Soho Theatre, Powder Room is set in the ladies’ loo of a down-at-heel […]

Dec, 06 · in Reviews

Big Bad Wolves – Film Review

A full-on Israeli horror thriller with an unsettling black comedy spin, Big Bad Wolves bears a strong resemblance plotwise to the Hugh Jackman thriller Prisoners. Children are being abducted and brutally murdered. The main suspect in the […]

Dec, 06 · in Reviews

Frozen **** (2013, voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad) – Movie Review

Another year, another Walt Disney animation. After Wreck-It Ralph, they go back to basics with an old-fashioned fairy tale, a princess, a wicked queen, happy comedy relief, a quest, a threat, some danger, a warm-hearted message, […]

Dec, 06

Into the Blue *** (2005, Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Scott Caan, Ashley Scott, Josh Brolin, James Frain) – Classic Movie Review 475

Paul Walker stars as Jared, paired with Jessica Alba as Sam, in this gorgeous looking, cheerily escapist 2005 action adventure thriller. It’s the noughties version of The Deep – remember Jacqueline Bisset in her wet […]

Dec, 05

O Lucky Man! ***** (1973, Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts) – Classic Movie Review 474

Malcolm McDowell, who played the hero of If… in 1968, stars in director Lindsay Anderson’s superb 1973 surreal, satirical life allegory about Mick Travis, who has left public school and is now involved in the shady […]

Dec, 05

O Brother, Where Art Thou? **** (2000, George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Charles Durning) – Classic Movie Review 473

The Coen Brothers Joel and Ethan direct George Clooney in 2000 in a patchy but posh and stylish and often very entertaining comedy drama. A super Clooney sings, does a Southern accent, plays comedy and […]

Dec, 05

Oldboy – Film Review

Josh Brolin is great as Joe Doucett, an advertising executive who is abducted and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive quest to find out why he […]

Dec, 05



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