Derek Winnert

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Inspiration ** (1931, Greta Garbo, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone) – Classic Movie Review 5322

Producer-director Clarence Brown’s rarely shown 1931 MGM movie is a plush but uninspired romantic vehicle for the great Greta Garbo. She stars as Yvonne Valbret, a Parisian bohemian artists’ model who has to say goodbye […]

Apr, 19

Committed ** (2000, Heather Graham, Casey Affleck, Luke Wilson, Goran Visnjic) – Classic Movie Review 5048

Writer-director Lisa Krueger’s weird 2000 road movie comedy drama is a bumpy ride, with a shaky star turn by always likeable Heather Graham. But she has an incredibly good cast to bail her out slightly. […]

Feb, 22

Blood Bath * (1966, William Campbell, Linda Saunders, Marissa Mathes, Sid Haig) – Classic Movie Review 4845

‘A new HIGH in BLOOD-CHILLING HORROR!’ Writer-directors Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman’s 1966 horror film stars William Campbell, Linda [Lori] Saunders, Marissa Mathes, and Sid Haig as Abdul the Arab. This much-troubled Roger Corman produced effort […]

Jan, 04

Sirens ***½ (1993, Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Sam Neill, Elle Macpherson, Portia De Rossi, Kate Fischer, Ben Mendelsohn) – Classic Movie Review 4794

Writer-director John Duigan’s civilized and seductive 1993 adult drama is a slim but entertaining and decidedly sexy anecdote, neatly played and handled. Hugh Grant is most amusing with his English toff turn (though it is […]

Dec, 18

The Group **** (1966, Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Shirley Knight, Joanna Pettet, Jessica Walter, Kathleen Widdoes, Larry Hagman, Hal Holbrook) – Classic Movie Review 4705

Mary McCarthy’s Sixties voguish novel about the lives of eight 1933 Vassar-style Ivy-League private girls’ college graduates was one of the popular literary hits of the day and the inevitable 1966 movie version proves an […]

Nov, 26

The Moon and Sixpence **** (1943, George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Steve Geray, Doris Dudley, Eric Blore) – Classic Movie Review 4682

Writer-director Albert Lewin’s 1943 romantic drama is a compelling and thoughtful literary adaptation of W Somerset Maugham’s classic novel about a money broker who puts art before family. The story is loosely inspired by the life […]

Nov, 22

The Draughtsman’s Contract ***** (1982, Janet Suzman, Anthony Higgins) – Classic Movie Review 4577

Wayward genius writer-director Peter Greenaway’s 1982 British historical mystery is incredibly beautiful looking and most handsomely played, though it can be infuriating, at any rate as a The Name of the Rose-style arty period thriller. […]

Nov, 02

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