Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "gay interest"

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BPM (Beats Per Minute) [120 battements par minute] ***** (2017, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz) – Movie Review

Robin Campillo’s superlative, devastating film won four awards at Cannes Film Festival 2017 – the FIPRESCI Critics’ Prize, the François Chalais Award, Grand Prize of the Jury and the Queer Palm – but alas the Palme d’Or eluded it. It […]

Oct, 07

Bright Young Things * (2003, Michael Sheen, Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd) – Classic Movie Review 6057

Writer-director Stephen Fry fumbles his 2003 film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s superb satirical novel Vile Bodies in his directing debut, feebly sending up the British press and Thirties posh folk, the Bright Young Things of […]

Oct, 04

The Cakemaker **** (2017, Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller, Zohar Shtrauss) – Movie Review 

Tim Kalkhof gives the warmest and most appealing of performances as Tomas, a gay German pastry maker working in a tasty cake shop and cafe in Berlin, where a married man Oren (Roy Miller) arrives and asks […]

Sep, 29

Cargo *** (2017, Sebastien Dewaele, Sam Louwyck, Wim Willaert, Josse De Pauw, Wennie De Ruyck, Gilles De Schryver) – Movie Review 

Co-writer/ director Gilles Coulier’s drama is incredibly dark, dour, raw and bleak, but a true humanity and a deeply hidden central core of warmth are to be found here. If there is a laugh anywhere, it […]

Sep, 22

Nijinsky *** (1980, Alan Bates, George De La Pena, Leslie Browne) – Classic Movie Review 6027

Director Herbert Ross follows his hit 1977 dance movie The Turning Point with this sumptuously realised, passionately told, involvingly acted 1980 film version of the true-life gay love story of the tragic obsession of the choreographer […]

Sep, 15

Connecting Rooms * (1970, Bette Davis, Michael Redgrave, Alexis Kanner, Kay Walsh, Gabrielle Drake, Leo Genn) – Classic Movie Review 6015

Writer/ producer/ director Franklin Gollings’s sluggish and disappointing 1969 drama stars a miscast Bette Davis as a rather sad street-musician cellist called Wanda Fleming and a better cast Michael Redgrave as a dismissed gay ex-schoolteacher […]

Sep, 12

Robot Monster * (1953, George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle, John Mylong) – Classic Movie Review 5902

‘Incredible! Unbelievable! Told The Untamed Way!’ Director Phil Tucker’s infamous, hysterically bad 1953 3D monster movie thriller is a classic of abysmal 1950s science fiction. It stars George Nader in his star breakthrough role as the […]

Aug, 13


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