Derek Winnert

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Shutter Island **** (2010, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson) – Classic Movie Review 5619

Director Martin Scorsese’s unusual and disturbing mystery horror thriller is atmospheric, eerie and highly successful. It is set in 1954 in Boston’s secluded Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane, where US marshal Teddy […]

Jun, 16

Jacob’s Ladder ***½ (1990, Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello) – Classic Movie Review 5197

Director Adrian Lyne’s eerie, eye-catching 1990 horror movie finds Tim Robbins climbing the ladder to stardom in a stalwart performance as the divorced, traumatised Vietnam vet, New York postal worker Jacob Singer, who is troubled by […]

Mar, 25

The Terence Davies Trilogy **** (1983, Phillip Mawdsley, Nick Stringer, Valerie Lilley, Terry O’Sullivan, Sheila Raynor, Wilfrid Brambell) – Classic Movie Review 5156

Writer-director Terence Davies’s outstanding first film is an impressive achievement in bleak memoir, cohering satisfyingly, though made up from three autobiographical short films made over a period of six years or so. It tells the […]

Mar, 15

Distant Voices, Still Lives **** (1988, Freda Dowie, Peter Postlethwaite, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jean Boht) – Classic Movie Review 5155

Writer-director Terence Davies’s haunting, poignant, uncompromisingly unsentimental 1988 autobiographical British film is a study of late Forties, early Fifties working-class life in Liverpool, England. It is meant to be a compliment to say that it […]

Mar, 14

Hiroshima Mon Amour ***** (1959, Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud, Bernard Fresson) – Classic Movie Review 4885

The debut movie of the all-time great director Alain Resnais is a beautifully crafted gem, with an intelligent, challenging screenplay by Marguerite Duras. Emmanuelle Riva stars as Elle, a French actress who has an affair […]

Jan, 13

Barney’s Version **** (2010, Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Scott Speedman, Mark Addy, Rachelle Lefevre) – Classic Movie Review 4611

Paul Giamatti rightly won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his marvellously rich, entertaining and rewarding performance as a neurotic, grouchy and straight-talking TV […]

Nov, 08

Rabbit Hole **** (2010, Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller) – Classic Movie Review 4605

Playing to all her strengths at her impeccable finest, Oscar-nominated Nicole Kidman gives arguably her best ever performance as Becca Corbett, a mother whose young son Danny has been killed by a teenager driver. Glacial […]

Nov, 07


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