Derek Winnert

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The Saga of Gosta Berling [Gösta Berling’s Saga] **** (1924, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson) – Classic Movie Review 5324

In this extremely intriguing curio 1924 Swedish silent movie epic, Greta Garbo stars as Elizabeth Dohna in her first leading part in a feature-length film, co-starring Lars Hanson, and directed by her mentor, the celebrated […]

Apr, 20

The Singer Not the Song ** (1960, Dirk Bogarde, John Mills, Mylène Demongeot) – Classic Movie Review 5171

Crazy miscasting bedevils director Roy Ward Baker’s magnetically ridiculous British 1960 Freudian romantic adventure based on Audrey Erskine-Lindop’s novel. Alas, it has over-reaching ambitions and its serious nature and high-minded intentions only serve to make […]

Mar, 17

To the Wonder ***½ (2012, Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem) – Classic Movie Review 3850

Roger Ebert’s final film review is of his three and a half star romantic drama from director Terrence Malick and starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, and Javier Bardem. It is a heady and haunting mystic-minded meditation […]

Jun, 12

The Borderlands [Final Prayer] *** (2013, Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill, Aidan McArdle, Patrick Godfrey) – Movie Review

First-time writer-director Elliot Goldner’s found-footage horror movie focuses on two Catholic priests and an unbelieving techie investigating reports of paranormal activity at a remote country church in the British West Country. Though admittedly I didn’t […]

Mar, 30

Priest **** (1994, Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle) – Classic Movie Review 330

Director Antonia Bird’s outstanding 1994 drama about a young, idealistic priest, Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache), who is struggling between his Catholic calling and his homosexuality, is extremely moving, persuasive and thought provoking. Arriving in […]

Oct, 27

In the Name of *** (2013, Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Maja Ostaszewska, Lukasz Simlat, Tomasz Schuchardt, Maria Maj) – Movie Review

Malgorzata Szumowska, the Polish director of Elles (2011) starring Juliette Binoche and 33 Scenes from Life (2008), boldly goes and confidently tackles a very tricky, long taboo topic with the surprisingly unsettling and subtle In the […]

Sep, 28


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