Derek Winnert

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Alfie **** (2004, Jude Law, Susan Sarandon, Sienna Miller, Omar Epps, Nia Long, Marisa Tomei, Renée Taylor) – Classic Movie Review 4338

Using some DNA dug up from an old British movie studio vault, Americans try to re-create the old sexist, misogynist dinosaur Alfie, played so memorably back in 1966 by Michael Caine in Alfie. They haven’t […]

Sep, 11

The Match Factory Girl [Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö] **** (1989, Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Vesa Vierikko) – Classic Movie Review 3565

Finnish cult writer-director Aki Kaurismäki’s dark 1989 comedy drama stars Kati Outinen as Iiris, the poor Match Factory Girl of the title, wearily looking after her grumpy mother and stepfather. Love and joy come into […]

Apr, 13

Anomalisa **** (2015, voices of David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan) – Movie Review

‘Look for what is special about each individual, focus on that.’ Michael Stone. – Anomalisa is a most brilliantly clever and quirky animation by Charlie Kaufman, based on his play, done with love and a lot […]

Mar, 09

Swimfan **½ (2002, Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby) – Classic Movie Review 2129

You can’t help being attracted to director John Poulson’s 2002 crazy stalker thriller as a glossy though fatally flawed teen swimmer version of Fatal Attraction or Play Misty for Me. It stars Jesse Bradford as […]

Jan, 29

About Last Night… **** (1986, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins) – Classic Movie Review 2042

In his directorial debut, Edward Zwick’s cunning 1986 romantic comedy drama offers key Brat Pack actors Rob Lowe and Demi Moore the chance to grow up in the movies in a clever David Mamet piece, […]

Jan, 04

Red Corner **** (1997, Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford) – Classic Movie Review 1014

Director Jon Avnet’s strong, fired-up 1997 thriller stars Richard Gere as an American lawyer who is in Beijing for TV contract work. He has a one-night stand, wakes up next to a dead young woman […]

Mar, 29

The Next Best Thing ***½ (2000, Madonna, Rupert Everett, Benjamin Bratt) – Classic Movie Review 770

Director John Schlesinger’s 2000 movie stars a surprisingly but ideally paired Madonna and Rupert Everett, who give expert, engaging performances in a witty and appealing romantic comedy-drama. Robert is gay and Abbie is his best pal. […]

Jan, 29

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