Derek Winnert

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House of Sand and Fog **** (2003, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jonathan Ahdout, Kim Dickens, Frances Fisher) – Classic Movie Review 5646

Two people try to follow their own idea of the American dream – with disastrous results. Co-writer/ producer/ director Vadim Perelman’s superlative, provocative 2003 movie version of a hit novel by André Dubus III is […]

Jun, 21

My Cousin Rachel ***½ (2017, Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger) – Movie Review

Writer-director Roger Michell’s remake of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, first filmed with Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland in 1952, also as My Cousin Rachel, is a thoroughly enjoyable dark romance, successfully bringing out the enduring appeal of the […]

Jun, 09

The Spoilers *** (1930, Gary Cooper, William Boyd, Betty Compson, Kay Johnson) – Classic Movie Review 5523

‘ The he-man hero who takes what he wants – gold or women!’ Director Edwin Carewe’s rousing 1930 Western is the third version (there are five) – and first talkie – of the 1906 Rex […]

May, 30

Tammy, Tell Me True ** (1961, Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Charles Drake, Virginia Grey, Beulah Bondi) – Classic Movie Review 5513

Director Harry Keller’s 1961 follow-up film to the first hit Tammy and the Bachelor has Sandra Dee taking over from Debbie Reynolds as kind-hearted Tammy Tyree as she smirks and schmoozes her way through college, […]

May, 28

Gone to Earth *** (1950, Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack) – Classic Movie Review 5504

Writer-producer-directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 19th-century saga stars Jennifer Jones as Hazel Woodus, an untamed, superstitious Shropshire gypsy lass who is stirred by a lusty, lonely fox-hunting squire called Jack Reddin (David Farrar) but […]

May, 26

Heaven’s Prisoners *** (1995, Alec Baldwin, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kelly Lynch, Teri Hatcher, Eric Roberts) – Classic Movie Review 5436

Alec Baldwin showcases his hardened neo-Bogart tough-guy turn again to much advantage as director Phil Joanou turns up the heat on this tough-edged, hardboiled 1995 thriller. Baldwin plays Dave Robicheaux, the drink-addicted ex-New Orleans cop […]

May, 12

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing *** (1975, Helen Hayes, Peter Ustinov, Derek Nimmo, Clive Revill, Joan Sims) – Classic Movie Review 5430

Director Robert Stevenson’s old-style 1975 Twenties period Walt Disney dinosaur family adventure comedy movie offers plenty of good fun and frolics. It stars Peter Ustinov, dodgily cast as Hnup Wan of the Chinese London Intelligence Office, […]

May, 11

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