Derek Winnert

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Maudie **** (2016, Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett) – Movie Review

Sally Hawkins is on Oscar form as down-trodden, ultra-arthritic Nova Scotia woman Maudie, who leaves her oppressively bossy Aunt Ida (Gabrielle Rose) and begs to work as a housekeeper for the desperately dour and lonely fisherman Everett […]

Aug, 09

David Lynch: The Art Life **** (2016, David Lynch) – Movie Review

Director Jon Nguyen’s 2016 biographical documentary is fascinating, informative, entertaining and richly enjoyable. It throws much light on David Lynch’s art, which is remarkable and much less well known than his films. Lynch proves as […]

Jul, 11

Crucible of Terror ** (1971, Mike Raven, James Bolam, Mary Maude, Ronald Lacey, Melissa Stribling) – Classic Movie Review 5601

The old House of Wax (1953) plot is revamped for co-writer/ director Ted Hooker’s fairly stirring 1971 British horror film starring former BBC radio disc jockey Mike Raven as a mad artist/ sculptor, who kills his […]

Jun, 13

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


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