Derek Winnert

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Places in the Heart **** (1984, Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, John Malkovich, Danny Glover) – Classic Movie Review 5126

Writer-director Robert Benton’s 1984 US Deep South drama was a triumph for both him and his star Sally Field, who won her second Best Actress Oscar for her typically spunky performance as Edna Spalding, the sheriff’s […]

Mar, 10

The Blind Side *** (2009, Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw, Lily Collins, Jae Head) – Classic Movie Review 5056

Sandra Bullock won an unexpected Best Actress Oscar in 2010 for her capable performance in The Blind Side (2009) as caring woman Leigh Anne Tuohy who crucially helps homeless and traumatised teenage African-American boy Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), who […]

Feb, 24

Room **** (2015, Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H Macy, Sean Bridgers) – Movie Review

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay star as Ma and Jack, a devoted mother and her spirited five-year-old son, who are trapped in a windowless, 10-foot by 10-foot room, where bizarrely Ma tries to create a life for them […]

Dec, 21

La Ciociara [Two Women] **** (1961, Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown) – Classic Movie Review 2361

Co-writer/director Vittorio De Sica’s vintage 1961 drama stars Sophia Loren who won Best Actress awards at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival and the 1962 Oscars for her glorious tour-de-force. Speaking in her native Italian, Loren […]

Apr, 05

Darling **** (1965, Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey) – Classic Movie Review 2270

Director John Schlesinger’s triumphant triple-Oscar-winning 1965 road-to-ruin melodrama stars Julie Christie at her most luminous. She is so compelling and gorgeous that she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Diana Scott, an […]

Mar, 15

Coming Home ***** (1978, Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine, Robert Ginty) – Classic Movie Review 2053

Director Hal Ashby’s high-impact, liberal-minded, issue-led 1978 triple Oscar-winning classic triumphed at the Academy Awards. Jon Voight and Jane Fonda won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Actress as Luke Martin, a bitter, wheelchair-bound Vietnam […]

Jan, 06

Still Alice **** (2014, Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth) – Movie Review

Still Alice is a devastating heart-tugger and guaranteed weepie. Julianne Moore is brilliant in a demanding and challenging role as Dr Alice Howland, a 50-year-old renowned linguistics professor struck down with rare congenital, early-onset Alzheimer’s. […]

Dec, 10

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