Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "poverty"

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Coal Miner’s Daughter **** (1980, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Jennifer Beasley, Jessica Beasley, Phyllis Boyens, Beverly D’Angelo) – Classic Movie Review 5180

Director Michael Apted’s sterling 1980 biopic stars Sissy Spacek, who won the 1981 Best Actress Oscar and the Golden Globe for her role as backwoods girl Loretta Lynn, who becomes a legendary country-singing star. With […]

Mar, 20

Life Stinks *** (1991, Mel Brooks, Lesley Ann Warren, Jeffrey Tambor, Stuart Pankin) – Classic Movie Review 3028

Mel Brooks plays a billionaire who takes a bet with a rival property developer that he can’t live as a penniless tramp on the streets of LA for a month. It turns out to be […]

Nov, 02

L’Argent de Poche [Small Change] **** (1976, Georges Desmouceaux, Philippe Goldmann, Nicole Félix) – Classic Movie Review 3018

Director François Truffaut’s 1976 hymn to the joys of youth is a series of charming anecdotes about a group of provincial French schoolboys, their teachers and parents in the town of Thiers in the summer of […]

Oct, 30

The Lady in the Van ***½ (2015, Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Deborah Findlay, Frances de la Tour, David Calder, Gwen Taylor, Jim Broadbent) – Movie Review

Maggie Smith is brilliant, of course, re-creating her stage role as Miss Shepherd, the transient derelict lady who parks up her van in playwright Alan Bennett’s Camden front drive for 15 years. It’s based on a more […]

Oct, 15

The Object of Beauty *** (1991, John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell, Joss Ackland, Lolita Davidovich, Bill Paterson, Peter Riegert, Jack Shepherd) – Classic Movie Review 2804

Writer-director Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s chic, smart and sophisticated 1991 romantic comedy drama stars John Malkovich and Andie MacDowell as a more or less completely broke American couple who nevertheless live in style and luxury in a posh […]

Aug, 13

The Cabin in the Cotton *** (1932, Richard Barthelmess, Bette Davis, Dorothy Jordan) – Classic Movie Review 2730

Director Michael Curtiz’s 1932 drama stars the young Bette Davis as the minx Southern belle Madge who comes near to ruining nice sharecropper Marvin (Richard Barthelmess), but not before she utters, ‘Ah’d laak to kiss […]

Jul, 22

Sullivan’s Travels ***** (1941, Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Porter Hall, Eric Blore) – Classic Movie Review 2593

As World War Two rages, writer-director Preston Sturges calls Hollywood to task for its frivolity in his brilliant 1941 serio-comic road movie. Sturges’s movie is a classic satire, still funny, relevant and worthwhile. Joel McCrea […]

Jun, 13


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