Derek Winnert

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Land of Mine [Under sandet] **** (2015, Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman) – Movie Review

Roland Møller stars as Danish Sergeant Carl Rasmussen who supervises a group of young German PoWs forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines in post-World War Two Denmark. Writer-director Martin Zandvliet’s important, beautiful and moving Oscar-nominated Best Foreign […]

Aug, 12

The Commune [Kollektivet ] ***½ (2016, Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Fares Fares) – Movie Review

Co-writer/ director Thomas Vinterberg’s raw, incisive and involving 2016 Danish drama about an up-scale hippy commune in the Seventies focuses on the disintegration and death of a marriage in its tale of the clash between personal desires […]

Aug, 01

Hamlet ***** (1948, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Eileen Herlie, Basil Sydney, Felix Aylmer, Stanley Holloway, John Laurie) – Classic Movie Review 3647

Laurence Olivier took the Oscars for both Best Picture and Best Actor for his intelligent, involving and marvellously cinematic 1948 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragic play. And there were Oscars for Art Direction-Set Decoration […]

May, 02

The Prince and Me ** (2004, Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, Ben Miller, Miranda Richardson, James Fox) – Classic Movie Review 3588

Director Martha Coolidge’s 2004 romcom stars Julia Stiles as US student Paige, who falls in love with her cute classmate Edvard (Luke Mably), little knowing that he’s really a Danish prince, enjoying a private life […]

Apr, 18

Babette’s Feast [Babettes gæstebud] ***** (1987, Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel) Classic Movie Review 2438

Writer-director Gabriel Axel’s 1987 Danish movie won the 1988 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. It was a special triumph as it was the first Danish film to win the best foreign film Oscar. It also […]

May, 01

Jauja *** (2014, Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby, Viilbjørk Malling Agger) – Movie Review

Co-writer/director Lisandro Alonso’s striking, rigorous experimental pseudo-Western stars Viggo Mortensen as Gunnar Dinesen, a dad who travels with his teenage daughter from Denmark in the late 19th century to an unknown Patagonia desert that apparently ‘exists […]

Apr, 11

Hamlet *** (1990, Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Ian Holm, Alan Bates) – Classic Movie Review 1294

Co-writer/director Franco Zeffirelli’s 1990 Shakespeare movie has an unexpected star in Mel Gibson, who personifies the much-tormented Prince of Denmark lustily and honourably, giving a strong, earnest performance. It was a brave thing to do since Gibson’s only […]

Jun, 05


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