Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "country music"

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Sweet Dreams **** (1985, Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth) – Classic Movie Review 5181

Director Karel Reisz’s 1985 biopic stars the highly estimable Jessica Lange, who impersonates Fifties country singer Patsy Cline (and mimes to her recordings) in one of the best performances of her career in an extremely […]

Mar, 20

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

Nashville ***** (1975, Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Henry Gibson, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin) – Classic Movie Review 4174

Director Robert Altman’s brilliant, many-faceted 1975 kaleidoscopic satirical musical comedy multi-drama, centred on the town of Nashville’s fund-raising country music concert, is one of this great director’s finest films. Nashville won the Oscar and Golden Globe for […]

Aug, 15

W W and the Dixie Dancekings *** (1975, Burt Reynolds, Art Carney, Conny Van Dyke, Jerry Reed, Ned Beatty) – Classic Movie Review 4165

Director John G Avildsen’s pleasantly laid-back 1975 comedy stars Burt Reynolds as sweet-talking, happy-go-lucky US Southern Fifties trickster W W Bright. W W is an old rogue of a crook who makes his living robbing […]

Aug, 13

I Saw the Light *** (2015, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford) – Movie Review

Writer-director Marc Abraham’s engrossing biopic of the Fifties country-and-western singer Hank Williams chronicles his rise to fame and its damaging effect on his health and personal life, leading to his early death. To find the […]

Mar, 10

Crazy Heart **** 2009, Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall) – Classic Movie Review 785

Writer-director Scott Cooper’s sensational 2009 movie feature debut showcases Best Actor Oscar-winning Jeff Bridges, who is at his best for ages and ages as Bad Blake, a boozed-out, burnt-out country singer. Bad Blake gets a second […]

Feb, 01


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