Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

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 · in Reviews

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 · in Reviews

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

The Omen ***** (1976, Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, Billie Whitelaw) – Classic Movie Review 247

All of the brilliantly staged shocks in this thrilling and clever 1976 classic horror thriller are still eye-catching and chilling. It’s very smartly written by David Seltzer and slickly directed by Richard Donner. Gregory Peck […]

Sep, 18

Sex and the City **** (2008, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis) – Classic Movie Review 1441

Will Carrie and Big finally tie the knot? That is the Big question behind the 2008 big romantic comedy hit that grossed $152million in America and £26million in the UK, with a worldwide total of […]

Sep, 18

King Kong ***** (1933, Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher) – Classic Movie Review 245

Producer-directors Merian C Cooper and Ernest B Schoedsack’s all-time great fantasy adventure, horror movie and love story is a brilliantly stirring entertainment and an unchallenged masterpiece. A monstrously marvellous monster movie, this original 1933 version […]

Sep, 18

Diana (2013, Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Cas Anvar) – Movie Release

Diana is the story of the Princess (Naomi Watts)’s secret affair with the handsome Pakistani heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews) during the last two years of her life, which were also taken up […]

Sep, 18

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