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

East Side, West Side *** (1949, James Mason, Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner) – Classic Movie Review 5172

Despite its considerable film noir promise, Marcia Davenport’s novel about a New York high society couple does not make a very riveting basis for director Mervyn LeRoy’s glossy, operatic 1949 soap-opera movie tale of lust […]

Mar, 17

It Runs in the Family *** (2003, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters, Cameron Douglas, Diana Douglas, Michelle Monaghan, Rory Culkin) – Classic Movie Review 5094

The long-awaited meeting of Michael Douglas and his father Kirk Douglas on film had to wait till Kirk was 87 and had suffered a major stroke. Still, better late than never. In director Fred Schepisi’s […]

Mar, 03

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

Goal! *** (2005, Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Stephen Dillane, Tony Plana, Miriam Colon, Sean Pertwee) – Classic Movie Review 5025

Written by Mike Jefferies, Adrian Butchart, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, director Danny Cannon’s soapy 2005 sports drama is total hokum but still shrewdly calculated and entertaining. Looking like a cross between the young Antonio […]

Feb, 13

The Exterminating Angel [El Angel Exterminador] **** (1962, Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal) – Classic Movie Review 4883

Co-writer/ director Luis Buñuel starts his glittering series of onslaughts on the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie with this tantalising 1962 Surrealist black comedy. There is perhaps a little too much obvious calculation in the […]

Jan, 12

Office Christmas Party *** (2016, Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T J Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Courtney B Vance) – Movie Review

Christmas is a time for peace on earth, goodwill to mankind, going to the movies – and of course having ghastly office parties. Well, that’s that sorted out and settled then! If you haven’t got […]

Dec, 07

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