Derek Winnert

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Edward II **** (1991, Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, Andrew Tiernan, John Lynch, Dudley Sutton, Annie Lennox) – Classic Movie Review 6497

Director Derek Jarman’s 1991 film version of Christopher Marlowe’s 16th-century Elizabethan play about the outrageous gay English King Edward II is a lively, imaginative and often moving piece of work. It brings the revered antique play […]

Dec, 30

The Angelic Conversation ***½ (1985, Paul Reynolds, Phillip Williamson, voice of Judi Dench) – Classic Movie Review 6398

Derek Jarman’s haunting 1985 experimental film is his interpretation of 14 William Shakespeare sonnets, eloquently read by Judi Dench, as the images show a young man seeking the man of his heart’s desire. Jarman chooses […]

Dec, 12

Fox and His Friends [Faustrecht der Freiheit] **** (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Kurt Raab, Adrian Hoven, Harry Baer) – Classic Movie Review 6187

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s bitter and revealing 1975 German film looks at how one minority group exploits others in an unpleasant tale of the survival of the fittest. Fassbinder himself plays Franz Biberkopf, aka Fox, a gay working […]

Nov, 04

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

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

Kiss of the Spider Woman [Beijo da Mulher Aranha] ***** (1985, William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) – Classic Movie Review 5889

Director Hector Babenco’s provocative 1985 US Brazilian drama stars William Hurt, who won the 1986 Best Actor Oscar for his brave and outstanding performance as an effeminate, trans homosexual locked up as cell mates in a […]

Aug, 10


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