Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Bugsy **** (1991, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Joe Mantegna, Elliott Gould) – Classic Movie Review 6060

Warren Beatty stars in director Barry Levinson’s exciting, lovingly crafted 1991 mob crime thriller as real-life charming but psychotic Forties gangster Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel, sent by Meyer Lansky (Ben Kingsley) to control the rackets in […]

Oct, 06 · in Uncategorized

Journey’s End **** (2017, Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones) – Movie Review

A new version of  R C Sherriff’s famous play (and novel) was inevitable sooner or later. Actually it is later, for we have had to wait till the impending 100th anniversary of the story’s events in […]

Oct, 06 · in Uncategorized

Good Time **** (2017, Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh) – Movie Review

The ironically titled Good Time is an extremely powerful thriller, mega tense and atmospheric. Career best performance (so far) by Robert Pattinson, a revelation, complete with rock solid, very particular American accent. Robert Pattinson and […]

Oct, 06

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) **** (2017, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten) – Movie Review

A new movie from writer-director Noah Baumbach is usually a pleasure greatly to be anticipated, and this one follows very nicely in the tradition of his Kicking and Screaming (1995), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Margot at […]

Oct, 06

Wonderstruck **** (2017, Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds, Michelle Williams) – Movie Review

Director Todd Haynes’s beautiful, magical and enchanting 2017 family mystery drama is a glorious art work as well as a lovely entertainment. In the Seventies, a boy called Ben (Oakes Fegley) is left deaf after […]

Oct, 06

Lady Windermere’s Fan *** (1925, May McAvoy, Ronald Colman, Irene Rich, Bert Lytell) – Classic Movie Review 6059

May McAvoy stars as Lady Windermere and Ronald Colman stars as Lord Darlington in Ernst Lubitsch’s 1925 silent version of Oscar Wilde’s classic 1892 play Lady Windermere’s Fan, which is happily available now on DVD. A non-speaking Oscar Wilde film […]

Oct, 05

Wrath of Silence [Bao lie wu sheng] ** (2017, Wu Jiang, Yang Song, Zhuo Tan) – Movie Review

In the recent past in a small town in Northern China, a mute shepherd father goes on an increasingly desperate, do-or-die search when his son disappears. It all tracks back to a gang, run by […]

Oct, 04

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