Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Femme Fatale * (1991, Colin Firth, Lisa Zane, Billy Zane, Scott Wilson) – Classic Movie Review 6074

Director André R Guttfreund’s weird 1991 drama stars Colin Firth as worried artist / nature park ranger Joseph Prince, whose beautiful bride Cynthia (played by Lisa Zane) disappears on the honeymoon. So he sets out […]

Oct, 10 · in Uncategorized

Fever Pitch ** (1997, Colin Firth, Ruth Gemmell, Luke Aikman, Neil Pearson, Mark Strong) – Classic Movie Review 6073

Debut director David Evans turns Nick Hornby’s best-selling autobiography into a sticky romantic comedy about a man a crazy over a football team and considerably less interested in a woman, set during the 1988-89 football […]

Oct, 10 · in Uncategorized

A Few Good Men **** (1992, Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Pollak, J T Walsh) – Classic Movie Review 6072

Director Rob Reiner’s 1992 courtroom thriller stars Tom Cruise as Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, an untried US Navy lawyer who links up with Lieutenant Commander JoAnne Galloway (Demi Moore) to defend two US Marines accused of a […]

Oct, 10

North West Mounted Police *** (1940, Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster, Robert Preston, George Bancroft) – Classic Movie Review 6071

The Paramount Pictures studio was rewarded with a hit when it paid for a top cast and Technicolor for producer-director Cecil B DeMille’s somewhat mundane, but well and busily plotted 1940 action adventure about the […]

Oct, 10

Small Town Crime ** (2017, John Hawkes, Octavia Spencer, Robert Forster, Anthony Anderson, Clifton Collins Jr, Michael Vartan, Daniel Sunjata, James Lafferty) – Movie Review

John Hawkes stars as alcoholic ex-cop Mike Kendall, who finds the body of a young woman and puts his family in danger when he becomes hell-bent on finding the killer. The trail leads to a […]

Oct, 10

The Shape of Water *** (2017, Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg) – Movie Review 

Writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s fabulous-looking 2017 monster movie is set against the backdrop of 1962 America in the Cold War era. Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer star as cleaners in a hidden high-security US Government facility, […]

Oct, 10

Le Petit Soldat *** (1963, Anna Karina, Michel Subor, Henri-Jacques Huet) – Classic Movie Review 6070

Writer-director Jean-Luc Godard’s second film in terms of shooting follows his spectacular debut with Breathless (1960). It stars Michel Subor as Bruno Forestier, a young French terrorist who is turned over to the Geneva police […]

Oct, 10

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