Derek Winnert

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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

Tickle Me **½ (1965, Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane) – Classic Movie Review 4854

Director Norman Taurog’s 1965 Elvis Presley musical sees the King starring as Lonnie Beale, a singing rodeo rider cowboy working as a stable boy on owner Vera Radford (Julie Adams)’s girly Arizona health farm dude […]

Jan, 07

Urban Hymn ***½ (2015, Shirley Henderson, Letitia Wright, Ian Hart, Shaun Parkes, Steven Mackintosh) – Movie Review

Shirley Henderson is sensational as troubled but determined social worker Kate Linton, who inspires young female offender Jamie Harrison (Letitia Wright) to use and develop her remarkable singing voice. Set in the wake of the London 2011 […]

Oct, 02

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