Derek Winnert

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Coal Miner’s Daughter **** (1980, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Jennifer Beasley, Jessica Beasley, Phyllis Boyens, Beverly D’Angelo) – Classic Movie Review 5180

Director Michael Apted’s sterling 1980 biopic stars Sissy Spacek, who won the 1981 Best Actress Oscar and the Golden Globe for her role as backwoods girl Loretta Lynn, who becomes a legendary country-singing star. With […]

Mar, 20

Vera Drake ***** (2004, Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan) – Classic Movie Review 1872

Award-winning Imelda Staunton is a revelation as Vera Drake, a cheery Fifties London cleaner, who has a secret life ‘helping young girls out’ as an abortionist. Performing an abortion is illegal in England at the […]

Nov, 23

Mary Poppins ***** (1964, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson) – Classic Movie Review 305

Based on the Mary Poppins books by P L Travers, the beloved 1964 five Oscar-winning Walt Disney family musical is still an adorable treat for one and all. Julie Andrews won the Best Actress Oscar […]

Oct, 20

Erin Brockovich **** (2000, Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin) – Classic Movie Review 304

In 1999 Julia Roberts grabs hold of her best role in ages – and a chance to show her acting skills as well as her legs and cleavage – as the sassy real-life heroine of […]

Oct, 20

Shakespeare in Love ***** (1998, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush) – Classic Movie Review 291

Written by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, and directed by John Madden, this delightful, carefree 1998 fantasy romantic comedy is jam packed with amusing puns and clever play-on-words. It’s spun around the theatrical and romantic […]

Oct, 17

As Good As It Gets ***** (1997, Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr, Shirley Knight, Skeet Ulrich) – Classic Movie Review 185

‘How do you write women so well?’ – awed publishers’ receptionist ‘I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.’ – Melvin Udall Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt won Best Actor and […]

Aug, 24

The Silence of the Lambs ***** (1991, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Diane Baker, Anthony Heald, Frankie Faison) – Classic Movie Review 84

‘Good evening, Clarice.’ ‘A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.’ Director Jonathan Demme’s gut-wrenching 1991 serial killer thriller mesmerises throughout thanks to […]

Jul, 24


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