Derek Winnert

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Call Me by Your Name **** (2017, Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel) – Movie Review

Director Luca Guadagnino’s gloriously, unashamedly, outrageously romantic gay movie coming-of-age tale of first love is based on André Aciman’s acclaimed debut novel published in 2007. This is one heck of a fine romance. Like both […]

Oct, 09

Firestarter *** (1984, Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Heather Locklear, George C Scott, Martin Sheen, Art Carney, Freddie Jones, Louise Fletcher) – Classic Movie Review 6012

Drew Barrymore stars in a career-starter early horror role as a precocious eight-year-old little girl called ‘Charlie’ McGee, who can ignite objects with just a glance. David Keith also stars as her dad ‘Andy’ McGee, who is […]

Sep, 11

The Venetian Affair *** (1966, Robert Vaughn, Elke Sommer, Felicia Farr, Boris Karloff, Karl Boehm, Luciana Paluzzi) – Classic Movie Review 6011

The ever-suave Robert Vaughn and smooth Sixties spy intrigue thrillers of course went together perfectly. He was a big star in 1966 – this action espionage thriller was simply advertised as ‘Vaughn! Venice! Vooom!’ It was […]

Sep, 10

The Dark Tower * (2017, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor) – Movie Review

English teen actor Tom Taylor (born 16 July 2001) gives a reasonable performance as 11-year-old New Yorker Jake Chambers having visions involving a Gunslinger who opposes a Man in Black bent on destroying a Tower and ruining […]

Aug, 20

The Gypsy and the Gentlemen *** (1958, Melina Mercouri, Keith Michell, Flora Robson, Patrick McGoohan, June Laverick, Helen Haye, Lyndon Brook) – Classic Movie Review 5848

Director Joseph Losey’s 1958 movie is a lusty, opulent-looking, lip-smacking British throwback to The Wicked Lady school of romantic period melodramas, though in this just pre-British New Wave era this kind of movie was popular […]

Aug, 03

Meurtres [Three Sinners] **** (1950, Fernandel, Mireille Perrey, Jacques Varennes, Colette Mareuil, Jeanne Moreau) – Classic Movie Review 5836

Fernandel stars as a simple, good-natured French countryman, Noël Annequin, who wants to report to the police that he has poisoned his incurably ill, beloved wife, whom he cannot bear to see suffer any more, […]

Jul, 31

La vieille qui marchait dans la mer [The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea] **** (1991, Jeanne Moreau, Michel Serrault, Luc Thuillier) – Classic Movie Review 5834

The old woman who walked in the sea at Guadeloupe is played by Jeanne Moreau, come there, along with her faithful companion Pompilius (Michel Serrault), to cure her arthritis and blackmail a businessman. Lady M’s […]

Jul, 31

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