Derek Winnert

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Coal Miner’s Daughter **** (1980, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Jennifer Beasley, Jessica Beasley, Phyllis Boyens, Beverly D’Angelo) – Classic Movie Review 5180

Director Michael Apted’s sterling 1980 biopic stars Sissy Spacek, who won the 1981 Best Actress Oscar and the Golden Globe for her role as backwoods girl Loretta Lynn, who becomes a legendary country-singing star. With […]

Mar, 20

Pygmalion **** (1938, Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson) – Classic Movie Review 4945

Pygmalion? It was one of Shaw’s. Directors Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard’s accomplished, brisk and entertaining 1938 GB version of George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play (his own scenario and dialogue won him a shared Oscar […]

Jan, 26

The Big Short **** (2015, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong, Marisa Tomei, Finn Wittrock) – Movie Review

Co-writer/director Adam McKay’s dynamic and janglingly vibrating movie tells three separate but parallel true stories of the America mortgage housing crisis of 2005 like it’s a near cousin of The Wolf of Wall Street. It’s […]

Jan, 14

Champion **** (1949, Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell, Paul Stewart, Ruth Roman, Lola Albright) – Classic Movie Review 2365

Director Mark Robson’s ultra-gripping classic 1949 boxing drama about ruthless rising to fame in the fight game provided Kirk Douglas with his first out of three Best Actor Oscar nominations. Although in the event the […]

Apr, 06

Close Encounters of the Third Kind ***** (1977, Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban) – Classic Movie Review 306

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, sci-fi movies were considered out of date and box-office poison. It took the 70s movie brats to bring them back. Take a bow, George Lucas […]

Oct, 21

2001: A Space Odyssey ***** (1968, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester) – Classic Movie Review 195

‘Do you read me, HAL?’ ‘Affirmative, Dave, I read you.’ Stanley Kubrick’s monumental 1968 sci-fi epic is a gloriously hypnotic, spectacular and ultra-imaginative masterpiece of cinema. It’s a work of genius and a movie milestone. […]

Aug, 27

Spellbound ***** (1945, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Leo G Carroll, Michael Chekhov, Rhonda Fleming, John Emery, Norman Lloyd) – Classic Movie Review 101

‘This is love! Complete…reckless…violent,’ screams the poster as Alfred Hitchcock embarks in 1945 on another delicious tale of obsession and trauma. It scored six Oscar nominations and won one, for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic […]

Jul, 28


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