Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Like Someone in Love **** (2012, Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryô Kase) – Movie Review

The title of 73-year-old Iranian-born cinema master Abbas Kiarostami’s 2012 Tokyo-set drama comes from an Ella Fitzgerald song played at a pivotal moment in the movie. His original title was The End, which considering the […]

Jun, 19 · in Reviews

Wreck-It Ralph – Film Review

Video gamers may disagree, but despite the Oscar nomination for best animation, this isn’t at all one of Disney’s best, though it has a decent idea to start it off and efficiently crafted animation.  Sorry […]

Jun, 18 · in Reviews

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? ***** (1962, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford) – Classic Movie Review 339

Joan Crawford: ‘You wouldn’t be able to do these awful things to me if I weren’t still in this [wheel]chair.’ Bette Davis: ‘Butcha ARE, Blanche, ya ARE !’ Finally together on screen, lifetime Hollywood arch-rivals […]

Jun, 18

Welcome to the Punch ** (2013, James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, David Morrissey, Peter Mullen) – Movie Review

I’m sorry to be very hard on this slick, fast-moving and atmospheric London-set crime thriller, but, though it’s sometimes exciting, it really doesn’t offer many surprises or real thrills and the story is so complicated […]

Jun, 18

Warm Bodies **** (2013, Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco) – Movie Review

‘Who says romance is dead?’ Based on the debut novel by Isaac Marion, this surprisingly appealing zom-rom-com is loads better than expected. Intended for the slightly smarter, older end of the Twilight market, it’s a […]

Jun, 18

Trance – Film Review

After his triumph with the Olympics opening ceremony, the pressure is on Danny Boyle to come up with a film of genius. And here it kind of is. Boyle must have been the smartest kid […]

Jun, 18

Skyfall ***½ (2012, Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes) – Movie Review

By now everyone’s idea of James Bond, Daniel Craig completes his 007 hat trick with this oddly eccentric – though endearing and polished – entry, directed with style, flair and conviction by posh theatre man […]

Jun, 18

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