Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "Oscars"

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California Suite *** (1978, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Herb Edelman) – Classic Movie Review 4021

Director Herbert Ross’s 1978 comedy presents four fairly sharp, mostly funny playlets linked only by their setting at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in Los Angeles, and by coming from a stage play by Neil Simon, […]

Jul, 14

The Social Network **** (2010, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara, Joseph Mazzello, Josh Pence) – Classic Movie Review 586

Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield star as Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, the sickeningly far-too brainy Harvard duo who start up the social-networking website Facebook together but end up falling out and fighting each other […]

Dec, 28

Chicago ****½ (2002, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah) – Classic Movie Review 416

Renée Zellweger (as Roxy Hart) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (as Velma Kelly) are sensational, singing and dancing like grand old troupers, as heartless molls on death row, in director Rob Marshall’s red-hot, six Oscar-winning movie of Fred […]

Nov, 17

Life Is Beautiful [La vita è bella] ***** (1997, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Marisa Paredes, Horst Buchholz) – Classic Movie Review 415

This triple-Oscar-winning 1999 Italian movie is a triumph for its mastermind, Roberto Benigni, who walked off with the Best Actor Oscar and the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar as its director. One for each end […]

Nov, 17

Barry Lyndon **** (1975, Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee) – Classic Movie Review 401

Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 extraordinary labour of love is a stunningly gorgeous-looking, if languidly paced and over-long (187 minutes) epic movie of William Makepeace Thackeray’s satire on the fortunes of an 18th-century Irish adventurer. Sometimes it […]

Nov, 13

The Deer Hunter ***** (1978, Robert De Niro, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep) – Classic Movie Review 346

The year 1978 brought this all-time great, memorable epic tale of three young Pennsylvanian steelworker buddies who patriotically enlist into the US Army to fight in Vietnam, and end up enduring the harshest, most devastating of experiences during […]

Nov, 01

The Pianist ***** (2001, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay) – Classic Movie Review 308

The Pianist produced the two main shocks at the 2003 Oscars when outsiders Adrien Brody won the Best Actor and Roman Polanski the Best Director awards, with Ronald Harwood the deserved third winner for Best […]

Oct, 21


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