Derek Winnert

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Star! **** (1968, Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig, Daniel Massey, Robert Reed, Bruce Forsyth, Beryl Reid) – Classic Movie Review 5937

Julie Andrews is ideally cast and absolutely fabulous in director Robert Wise’s stylish, thoroughly enjoyable 1968 musical biopic of Thirties British revue star and stage performer Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952). The film was nominated for seven Oscars, winning none. It […]

Aug, 19

Mad Cows (1999, Anna Friel, Joanna Lumley, Anna Massey) – Classic Movie Review 5536

Every woman wants to be wanted – just not by the Metropolitan police force. Anna Friel stars as unwed, lippy Aussie Maddy, who gets arrested and jailed after a mix-up over a packet of frozen […]

Jun, 02

Sweet Dreams **** (1985, Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth) – Classic Movie Review 5181

Director Karel Reisz’s 1985 biopic stars the highly estimable Jessica Lange, who impersonates Fifties country singer Patsy Cline (and mimes to her recordings) in one of the best performances of her career in an extremely […]

Mar, 20

The Aristocats ***½ (1970, voices of Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Maurice Chevalier, Sterling Holloway) – Classic Movie Review 5175

Producer-director Wolfgang Reitherman’s 1970 animated feature tells screen-writer Larry Clemmons’s story of an aristocratic cat and her three kittens, who are kidnapped and abandoned in the country by a mean butler who is afraid that they […]

Mar, 18

Distant Voices, Still Lives **** (1988, Freda Dowie, Peter Postlethwaite, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jean Boht) – Classic Movie Review 5155

Writer-director Terence Davies’s haunting, poignant, uncompromisingly unsentimental 1988 autobiographical British film is a study of late Forties, early Fifties working-class life in Liverpool, England. It is meant to be a compliment to say that it […]

Mar, 14

The Founder **** (2016, Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini) – Movie Review

The Founder starts as an advert for McDonald’s fast food and the disposable, ambitious, cheery, patriotic American way. But then, just when you think you are paying to see and advert, it turns quite dark […]

Feb, 24

Sing *** (2016, voices Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C Reilly, Taron Egerton, Jennifer Saunders) – Movie Review

In the quest for something completely different, directors Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings’s 2016 animated feature is good quirky fun from Illumination Entertainment, with plenty of laughs, plenty of jolly songs, and plenty of amusing characters. Matthew […]

Jan, 20


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