Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

The Girl Who Played with Fire [Flickan som lekte med elden] *** (2009, Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre) – Classic Movie Review 6098

The second part of the Swedish-language thriller based on Stieg Larsson’s novels about the disgraced financial campaigning journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the troubled, tattooed young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) picks up immediately where part […]

Oct, 17 · in Uncategorized

Burlesque **** (2010, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Peter Gallagher, Alan Cumming) – Classic Movie Review 6097

Writer-director  Steven Antin’s 2010 musical drama movie won the 2011 Golden Globe for Best Original Song for Diane Warren’s ‘You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me’ and another tune, ‘Bound to You’, was nominated. The Gay and […]

Oct, 17 · in Uncategorized

Sometimes a Great Notion [Never Give an Inch] ** (1970, Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin, Richard Jaeckel) – Classic Movie Review 6096

Paul Newman’s 1970 movie is his second determined effort at direction, after Rachel, Rachel (1968), which starred his real-life wife Joanne Woodward. Henry Fonda stars as Henry Stamper, a family patriarch whose sons Hank (Paul Newman) […]

Oct, 15

Downsizing ** (2017, Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Rolf Lassgård, Udo Kier) – Movie Review 

Co-writer/ director Alexander Payne’s ecologically minded sci-fi social satire follows the story of kindly married occupational therapist Paul Safranek (Matt Damon), who undergoes a a newly invented procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so […]

Oct, 15

You Were Never Really Here ** (2017, Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Judith Roberts, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette, John Doman) – Movie Review 

A hardly recognisable Joaquin Phoenix acts with his bushy, going-white beard (think Brian Blessed) as hard man Joe, who is asked to retrieve – with violence – a senator’s daughter (Ekaterina Samsonov) from the house of underage […]

Oct, 15

Thelma ** (2017, Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen) – Movie Review 

Co-writer / director Joachim Trier’s Norwegian romantic mystery supernatural drama stars Eili Harboe as a college-age young woman called Thelma, who is definitely looking for her Louise. Thelma finds her in the shape of Anja (Kaya […]

Oct, 15

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ***** (2017, Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage) – Movie Review 

Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell give dazzlingly brilliant performances in writer-director Martin McDonagh’s supremely dark and dangerous black comedy crime drama. McDonagh sure does like living dangerously, as he previously showed in In Bruges (2008) and Seven […]

Oct, 15

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