Derek Winnert

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The Killing of Sister George **** (1968, Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne) – Classic Movie Review 6553

Director Robert Aldrich’s dark-toned 1969 lesbian drama features a splendid, career-best performance by Beryl Reid as June ‘George’ Buckridge, the ageing, bad-tempered, drunken lesbian actress whose imminent demise in a radio serial makes life hell […]

Jan, 13

Passion Fish **** (1992, Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett) – Classic Movie Review 6371

John Sayles won the first of his two Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay so far for Passion Fish (1992) and Lone Star (1996), though arguably Matewan (1987) is still probably Sayles’s best film to date and Piranha (story and screenplay) might be his […]

Dec, 08

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? *** (1968, Doris Day, Terry-Thomas, Patrick O’Neal, Robert Morse, Lola Albright, Jim Backus, Steve Allen) – Classic Movie Review 6364

The New York power cut of 1965 – the Great Northeast Blackout – provides the backdrop for a jolly comedy vehicle for Doris Day, though director Hy Averback’s 1968 movie is a little uncinematic and […]

Dec, 06

Valley of the Dolls *** (1967, Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward, Tony Scotti, Martin Milner) – Classic Movie Review 6316

Director Mark Robson’s high camp 1967 showbiz soap opera is trashy but enjoyable and compelling in its so-bad-it’s-good kind of way, with Sharon Tate starring as a Marilyn Monroe-style porno star with cancer, Patty Duke as […]

Nov, 26

Sentimental Journey ** (1946, John Payne, Maureen O’Hara, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke, Connie Marshall) – Classic Movie Review 6312

Director Walter Lang’s 1946 drama is true to its title, and then some. It is an outrageously unabashed, very sentimental and shamefully mawkish tearjerker about a dying Broadway actress who adopts a child to keep […]

Nov, 25

Veronika Voss [Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss] **** (1982, Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Froboess) – Classic Movie Review 6189

Rainer Werner Fassbinder revels in the film noir period atmosphere he uses to tell his compelling life story of the once hugely successful actress Veronika Voss (Rosel Zech), who is now in the early Fifties […]

Nov, 04

Perfect Blue [Pâfekuto burû] **** (1997) – Classic Movie Review 6053

Japanese pop singer Mima (voice of Mima Kirigoe) quits the hit pop idol group CHAM to pursue her dreams as an actress. She performs as rape victims and poses nude for magazines, and is haunted […]

Oct, 01


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