Derek Winnert

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Julia ***** (1977, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell, Hal Holbrook, Rosemary Murphy, Meryl Streep) – Classic Movie Review 4051

Those three fine actors Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave and Jason Robards eagerly grab their chances to shine in director Fred Zinnemann’s handsome 1977 film of author/ playwright Lillian Hellman’s story Pentimento, her memoir of her […]

Jul, 19

Sleuth **** (1972, Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, Eve Channing) – Classic Movie Review 4038

Director Joseph L Mankiewicz’s 1972 British thriller stars Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier, who obviously relishes one of his last major performances as a cuckolded thriller writer who inveigles his wife’s lover (Caine) in for […]

Jul, 17

Mata Hari ** (1985, Sylvia Kristel, Christopher Cazenove, Oliver Tobias) – Classic Movie Review 3561

A beautiful, often-naked Sylvia Kristel (Emmanuelle) stars as the real-life German spy Mata Hari in director Curtis Harrington’s interesting sex-obsessed soft-porn 1985 film version of the World War One spy story, with more emphasis on […]

Apr, 13

Conversation Piece [Gruppo di Famiglia in un Interno] **** (1974, Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger, Silvana Mangano) – Classic Movie Review 3190

Co-writer/director Luchino Visconti’s penultimate conversation piece movie from 1974 is a stately, elegant, chilly but affecting fable, reuniting him with Burt Lancaster, Visconti’s star in The Leopard. Lancaster gives a superb performance as Il Professore, […]

Dec, 28

Original Sin *** (2001, Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson) – Classic Movie Review 3025

‘This is not a love story but a story about love.’ Antonio Banderas stars as a Cuban businessman who is completely happy when he takes Angelina Jolie as his mail-order-bride wife. But, soon, it turns […]

Nov, 01

Deception **** (1946, Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains) – Classic Movie Review 2708

For director Irving Rapper’s vintage 1946 film noir romantic drama, Warner Bros re-teams Bette Davis with her Now, Voyager (1942) co-stars Claude Rains and Paul Henreid. This time Warners cast her as Christine Radcliffe, a […]

Jul, 19

Wild at Heart **** (1990, Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Diane Ladd, Harry Dean Stanton, Isabella Rossellini, Crispin Glover) – Classic Movie Review 2644

Writer-director David Lynch’s 1990 Palme d’Or best film winner at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival stars Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern as newly released convict Sailor Ripley and his girlfriend Lula Fortune. Sailor and Lula ignore […]

Jun, 27

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