Derek Winnert

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Tarzan and the Amazons *** (1945, Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Maria Ouspenskaya, Barton MacLane, Henry Stephenson) – Classic Movie Review 5905

‘ STRANGE ADVENTURE…in the secret wonder city of pagan forest maidens.’ Johnny Weissmuller stars again in RKO’s 1945 adventure as Tarzan, who this time looks after a tribe of women in a hidden Amazon valley threatened […]

Aug, 13

Wonder Woman **½ (2017, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis) – Movie Review

Wonder Woman has two aces in its hand – Gal Gadot as made-from-clay amazon goddess Diana and Chris Pine as World War One US spy Steve Trevor – but two aces don’t necessarily make a winning hand. […]

Jun, 01

Embrace of the Serpent [El abrazo de la serpiente] **** (2015, Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis) – Movie Review

This enthralling, spectacular looking historical adventure from Colombian director and writer Ciro Guerra (born 1981) is a fascinating contradiction. It is at once both chilly and emotional. It is poetical and political. It is both easily accessible […]

Jun, 03

The Rundown *** (2003, The Rock, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, Rosario Dawson) – Classic Movie Review 1376

Director Peter Berg’s 2003 action adventure thriller, also known as Welcome to the Jungle, stars The Rock (also known as Dwayne Johnson), who comes on like Arnie on speed as Beck, an aspiring chef and bounty […]

Jun, 29

Rio 2 ** (2014, voices Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, Jamie Foxx, Andy Garcia, Leslie Mann, Rita Moreno) – Movie Review

They should have called it Rio 2: The Amazon, as the film-makers have obviously not been able to find a new story to tell that’s set in Rio de Janeiro for the sequel to Rio, […]

Apr, 04

Anaconda ** (1997, Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz , Owen Wilson, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo, Jonathan Hyde) – So Bad It’s Good Movie Review 10

Director Luis Llosa’s 1997 monster-movie thriller is sublimely ridiculous, with the big Anaconda snake threatening an Amazon film-doc expedition. It may have a few likeable down-on-their-luck stars in in it, but it’s risible rock-bottom film-making. […]

Mar, 27

Aguirre, Wrath of God ***** (1972, Klaus Kinski) – Classic Movie Review 1440

Eyes demonically blazing, Klaus Kinski gives a marvellously demented, unhinged performance at the centre of Werner Herzog’s deliriously thrilling 1972 masterwork, a terrifying journey to the heart of darkness. Now more than 40 years old, […]

Jun, 01


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