Derek Winnert

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The Florida Project ** (2017, Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite) – Movie Review

Willem Dafoe gives a knockout performance as the anxiety-ridden manager of a down-at-heel Florida motel in the environs of Disney World. Layered, textured and fascinating, it is certainly one of the best performances this always interesting […]

Nov, 11

Radio Flyer *** (1992, Lorraine Bracco, John Heard, Elijah Wood, Joseph Mazzello, Adam Baldwin, Ben Johnson) – Classic Movie Review 5766

Director Richard Donner’s tentative but often moving 1992 story stars Elijah Wood and Joseph Mazzello as two kid brothers retreating into a fantasy world in which they concoct a scheme for a flying machine after […]

Jul, 15

Jacquot de Nantes **** (1991, Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier) – Classic Movie Review 5194

Writer-director Agnès Varda’s 1991 French documentary is a charming, bitter-sweet tribute to French film-maker Jacques Demy (nickname Jacquot) by his wife Varda, who shared his life from 1958 till his death on 27 October 1990, aged 59. Varda’s […]

Mar, 23

Nowhere Boy **** (2009, Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, Thomas Sangster, David Threlfall, Josh Bolt, Ophelia Lovibond) – Classic Movie Review 4419

Aaron Johnson (from 2008’s Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging) captures the young John Lennon perfectly in director Sam Taylor-Wood’s inspired 2009 early-years biopic that reveals him as a troubled bunny.   Lennon is shown as desperately […]

Sep, 26

Boogeyman ** (2005, Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless, Tory Mussett, Charles Mesure) – Classic Movie Review 4213

At 23, Tim (played by star Barry Watson) is still scared of the boogeyman. When he was eight he saw him spirit off his dad into his bedroom cupboard – and he never heard from […]

Aug, 21

Mirror [Zerkalo] ***** (1975, Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev) – Classic Movie Review 3568

Co-writer/director Andrei Tarkovsky’s masterly 1975 kaleidoscope of personal imagery has a strong, poetic and characteristic use of the elements and images – the wind constantly moving the tall grasses, the burning barn, the flooded room, […]

Apr, 14

The Conformist [Il Conformista] ***** (1970, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Sanda, Stefania Sandrelli, Pierre Clémenti) – Classic Movie Review 3182

Writer-director Bernardo Bertolucci’s provocative, impressive, unsettling 1970 psychological thriller has style to spare. It stars an ideally cast Jean-Louis Trintignant as Marcello Clerici, a weak-willed 1930s rich Italian who embraces taking a path to fascism and murder […]

Dec, 23


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