Derek Winnert

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The Rocking Horse Winner ***½ (1949, John Mills, Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies, Ronald Squire, Hugh Sinclair) – Classic Movie Review 5138

Writer-director Anthony Pelissier bases his quietly pleasant, well acted, nicely done 1949 parable tale on a D H Lawrence story about a young lad called Paul Grahame (John Howard Davies) who names winning horses as he […]

Mar, 11

John Wick: Chapter 2 **** (2017, Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane) – Movie Review

Italian villain Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is none too thrilled when retired ex-hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) refuses his marker to repay his debt and to make a kill for him. Santino promptly blows up his house to […]

Feb, 17

It Happened at the World’s Fair *** (1963, Elvis Presley, Joan O’Brien, Gary Lockwood, Vicky Tiu, Yvonne Craig, Kurt Russell) – Classic Movie Review 2712

Elvis Presley starts his 10-year contract for the MGM studio with this 1963 movie, which sterilises and tames the erstwhile Fifties bad boy rock ‘n roller and aims him relentlessly at the bland family movie market. […]

Jul, 15

U Turn ** (1997, Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte) – Classic Movie Review 2083

Director Oliver Stone goes for overkill again with another gorefest in this 1997 pounding mix of his 1994 Natural Born Killers and film noir that gives your senses a hammering. Sean Penn stars as a […]

Jan, 17

Delivery Man ** (2013, Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders) – Movie Review

Vince Vaughn is a good actor and funny man, with a deserved huge fan base. But he’s not ideal casting as a sensitive, affable, bumbling, slacker, middle-aged underachiever who’s in a tizzy when he finds out […]

Jan, 02

Get Shorty **** (1995, John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Dennis Farina, Delroy Lindo, James Gandolfini, David Paymer, Bette Midler) – Classic Movie Review 368

Director Barry Sonnenfeld’s amusing 1995 black comedy thriller is based on one of Elmore Leonard’s lowlife crime novels. It takes its honourable place among the good movies about the movies. John Travolta stars on finest […]

Nov, 05

Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels **** (1998, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones) – Classic Movie Review 120

The word is that writer-director Guy Ritchie’s London lowlife crime black comedy was intended to be a straight Quentin Tarantino-style gangland action thriller until actors Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham and Vinnie […]

Aug, 03


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