Derek Winnert

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Midnight ***** (1939, Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor) – Classic Movie Review 5178

Director Mitchell Leisen’s delicious 1939 movie bon-bon is the very essence of sophisticated wit and polish. The first-rate cast sparkles as much as production designer Hans Dreier’s luminous sets of Paris. It may be the […]

Mar, 19

Loulou **** (1980, Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand) – Classic Movie Review 5120

Co-writer/ director Maurice Pialat’s significant and important 1980 French film love triangle drama pairs Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu, who give fine, compelling turns in this depiction of a most unusual love affair between a […]

Mar, 08

Verboten! **** (1959, James Best, Susan Cummings, Tom Pittman, Paul Dubov, Harold Day) – Classic Movie Review 5085

‘A MAD GENERATION… Spawned In Lust… Consumed By Hate!’ Writer-producer-director Samuel Fuller’s 1959 drama of troubled life in postwar Germany after the fall of the Third Reich is an intelligent, robust and tough-toned movie. There […]

Mar, 01

Gold ** (2016, Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell) – Movie Review

Matthew McConaughey overacts as desperate, obsessed gold prospector Kenny Wells, while Edgar Ramírez, underacts as the kindly geologist he teams up with in a desperate bid for the lucky break they both need so badly. […]

Feb, 07

Split *** (2016, James McAvoy, Betty Buckley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula) – Movie Review

James McAvoy luxuriates in his huge star role(s) as a split-personality mental patient with no less than 24 identifiable separate personalities, who kidnaps, imprisons and torments three understandably terrified girls (Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, […]

Jan, 20

Roustabout **½ (1964, Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Sue Ann Langdon, Joan Freeman, Leif Erickson, Raquel Welch, Teri Garr) – Classic Movie Review 4697

Director John Rich’s 1964 musical is a colourful but routine vehicle for Elvis Presley, though it is notable as one the few times that he had the support of a major star – Barbara Stanwyck. […]

Nov, 25

Spivs *** (2004, Ken Stott, Nick Moran, Dominic Monaghan, Kate Ashfield, Linda Bassett, Jack Dee, Tamer Hassan, Paul Kaye, Roshan Seth) – Classic Movie Review 4591

Ken Stott stars with Nick Moran, Dominic Monaghan and Kate Ashfield in co-writer/ director Colin Teague’s heated-to-boiling-point 2004 Brit crime thriller as con artists making small-time stings. But Stott’s partners get too greedy and he […]

Nov, 04


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