Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Along Came a Spider *** (2001, Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Wincott, Mika Boorem, Michael Moriarty, Penelope Ann Miller, Dylan Baker, Anton Yelchin) – Classic Film Review 890

In director Lee Tamahori’s 2001 movie, Morgan Freeman continues his role as police detective-psychologist Alex Cross in this efficient and fast-moving, if mechanical and highly unlikely cop thriller sequel to 1997’s Kiss the Girls. Despite […]

Mar, 09 · in Reviews

Kiss the Girls *** (1997, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Tony Goldwyn, Bill Nunn, Jeremy Piven, Mena Suvari, Roma Maffia, Brian Cox) – Classic Movie Review 889

Director Gary Fleder’s compelling 1997  thriller stars Morgan Freeman as Washington DC detective, Alex Cross, who desperately follows the case in North Carolina of the abduction of his niece Naomi (Gina Ravera) by a madman, […]

Mar, 09 · in Reviews

George of the Jungle *** (1997, Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church) – Classic Movie Review 888

Director Sam Weisman’s 1997 Disney comedy finally turned Brendan Fraser into a bankable star, playing a boy who survives an aircraft accident as a baby and is brought up by a monkey, swinging into trees […]

Mar, 09

High Heels [Tacones lejanos] **** (1991, Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, Miguel Bosé) – Classic Movie Review 887

‘I hated you sometimes, but even on those times I never stop loving you.’ –  Rebecca Giner. In his 1991 movie High Heels (Tacones Lejanos) writer-director Pedro Almodóvar  comes up the weirdest and most contrived of plots […]

Mar, 09

High Heels and Low Lifes *** (2001, Minnie Driver, Mary McCormack, Danny Dyer, Kevin McNally, Michael Gambon) – Classic Movie Review 877

Minnie Driver (playing Shannon) and Mary McCormack (as Frances) try hard as a feisty duo who uncover a bank vault robbery and then plot to blackmail the crooks. If they stumble, it’s because of the clunky […]

Mar, 09

Something’s Gotta Give **** (2003, Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau) – Classic Movie Review 879

Writer-director Nancy Meyers’s 2003 comedy stars Jack Nicholson as the oldest swinger in town, Harry Sanborn , who falls for the 20something daughter, Marin (Amanda Peet), of a playwright, Erica Barry (Diane Keaton).  When Harry […]

Mar, 09

Runaway Bride *** (1999, Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Paul Dooley) – Classic Movie Review 878

‘A girl can’t get married in flannel!’ – Maggie Carpenter. The stars of the 1990 hit Pretty Woman are reunited for this equally quirky but less enjoyable romantic comedy. A decade on in 1999, this […]

Mar, 09

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