Derek Winnert

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Burlesque **** (2010, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Peter Gallagher, Alan Cumming) – Classic Movie Review 6097

Writer-director  Steven Antin’s 2010 musical drama movie won the 2011 Golden Globe for Best Original Song for Diane Warren’s ‘You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me’ and another tune, ‘Bound to You’, was nominated. The Gay and […]

Oct, 17

Gold Diggers of 1937 **** (1936, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Victor Moore, Glenda Farrell, Osgood Perkins) – Classic Movie Review 5894

Keeping to the established formula, obviously there are more people putting on a show – this time insurance salesmen – in the fourth Gold Diggers film, with Busby Berkeley this time credited only as the […]

Aug, 10

Stop Making Sense **** (1984, David Byrne, Talking Heads) – Classic Movie Review 5352

David Byrne: ‘Thanks! Does anybody have any questions?’ Director Jonathan Demme’s 1984 concert film featuring the Eighties thinking person’s top rock act, Talking Heads, is a now iconic, superbly stylish music documentary and innovative concert […]

Apr, 27

Beaches **** (1988, Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray, Lainie Kazan) – Classic Movie Review 4060

Director Garry Marshall’s 1988 movie is all about the ups and downs of a lifetime’s friendship between two women, which makes a refreshing change, especially with these stars. It was hugely popular among female audiences […]

Jul, 21

The Frozen Ghost *** (1945, Lon Chaney Jr, Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone, Tala Birell, Martin Kosleck) – Classic Movie Review 3766

Director Harold Young’s chilling 1945 low-budget Inner Sanctum horror mystery again stars Lon Chaney Jr, this time as stage hypnotist/ mentalist Alex Gregor. Normally we are just metaphorically driven mad by our agents, but Gregor is literally driven mad […]

May, 24

Man of a Thousand Faces *** (1957, James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Robert J Evans, Jim Backus, Celia Lovsky, Jeanne Cagney) – Classic Movie Review 3729

Director Joseph Pevney’s 1957 dip into Hollywood history provides a very good biopic of silent star Lon Chaney Snr, mainly memorable for James Cagney’s rousing performance as the Man of a Thousand Faces and the […]

May, 21

Till the Clouds Roll By **** (1946, Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer) – Classic Movie Review 3608

Director Richard Whorf’s striking 1946 MGM musical is a tribute to the composer/song-writer Jerome Kern, who is played by Robert Walker. The movie starts with the premiere of Show Boat and flashes back to Kern’s […]

Apr, 24


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