Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson *** (2013, Michael Beckley, Beth Cordingly, Chris England, Norman Pace, George MacKay) – Movie Review

Director Simon Sprackling’s good-natured 2013 comedy returns to a golden morning in 2003 when a faithful few have gathered in the morning at a Home Counties rugby club bar to watch the TV relay of […]

Nov, 29 · in Reviews

No Fixed Abode *** (2012, Patrick Baladi, Saskia Butler, Sean Connolly) – Movie Review

Patrick Baladi stars as Adam. who goes to bed in his nice, comfy home alone, leaving his beautiful wife Jane (Saskia Butler) and daughter cosily asleep together in the next room. But, next day, he wakes […]

Nov, 29 · in Reviews

The Fifth Estate **** (2013, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten, Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Peter Capaldi, David Thewlis) – Movie Review

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Wikileaks film has topped a list of 2013’s movie flops. The Fifth Estate, in which Cumberbatch plays WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, had a budget of $28 million (£17.1 million) and earned just $6 […]

Nov, 29

Who Needs Enemies – Film Review

A Brit-style Pulp Fiction wannabee, this London lowlife no-budget debut by writer-director Pete Stylianou really impresses, both story-wise and acting-wise, but also especially visually. There are the usual bantering, cocky, unpredictably violent Essex boy villains […]

Nov, 29

Jeune & Jolie [Young & Beautiful] **** (2013, Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Johan Leysen, Fantin Ravat, Lucas Prisor, Charlotte Rampling) – Movie Review

François Ozon focuses his cameras on Marine Vacth, who gives a mesmeric performance as Isabelle, a beautiful teenage French girl, who’s bored on a family holiday in the south of France, and can’t be bothered […]

Nov, 29

Floating Skyscapers [Plynace wiezowce] **** (2013, Mateusz Banasiuk, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Bartosz Gelner, Katarzyna Herman) – Movie Review

Mateusz Banasiuk is stupendous as the sexily handsome young Polish swimming champ Kuba who, after two years with a clingy girlfriend Sylwia (Marta Nieradkiewicz), is warily discovering his homosexuality. He’s having anonymous sex when he […]

Nov, 28

Carrie ** (2013, Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Ansel Elgort, Gabriella Wilde) – Movie Review

At sweet 16, Chloë Grace Moretz is attractive, confident and tough, a charismatic little spitfire. Carrie White, the character she’s playing in this new take on Brian De Palma’s classic Carrie is plain, shy, tormented […]

Nov, 28

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