Derek Winnert

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Secret Ceremony *** (1969, Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum) – Classic Movie Review 5846

Dressed to the nines in Dior, Elizabeth Taylor plays a high-class hooker called Leonora, who acts as surrogate mum to haunted young Cenci (Mia Farrow), in director Joseph Losey’s really oddball 1969 British character study […]

Aug, 02

Radio Flyer *** (1992, Lorraine Bracco, John Heard, Elijah Wood, Joseph Mazzello, Adam Baldwin, Ben Johnson) – Classic Movie Review 5766

Director Richard Donner’s tentative but often moving 1992 story stars Elijah Wood and Joseph Mazzello as two kid brothers retreating into a fantasy world in which they concoct a scheme for a flying machine after […]

Jul, 15

David Copperfield ***** (1935, Freddie Bartholomew, W C Fields, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Lionel Barrymore, Madge Evans, Roland Young, Maureen O’Sullivan, Basil Rathbone) – Classic Movie Review 3941

Director George Cukor’s ingratiatingly involving, meticulously painstaking, gloriously handsome 1934 MGM production of the beloved novel by Charles Dickens is a marvellous entertainment that boasts a wealth of memorable vintage acting turns. They come thick […]

Jun, 27

Transamerica **** (2005, Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan) – Classic Movie Review 3936

Felicity Huffman gives a brave and brilliant performance as Bree, a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual who takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, Toby (Kevin Zegers), now a teenage runaway hustling […]

Jun, 27

In Love and War *** (1958, Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Hope Lange, Sheree North, France Nuyen, Dana Wynter) – Classic Movie Review 3394

Director Philip Dunne’s 1958 movie movie is the third pairing of Fifties heartthrobs Jeffrey Hunter and Robert Wagner, following A Kiss Before Dying (1956) and The True Story of Jesse James (1957). Based on Anton Myrer’s […]

Feb, 21

Domestic Disturbance ** (2001, John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Steve Buscemi, Teri Polo) – Classic Movie Review 1511

It’s dad (John Travolta) to the rescue when a 12-year-old boy (Matt O’Leary)’s mom (Teri Polo) remarries and the kid is terrified by the stepfather-from-hell (Vince Vaughn). All too soon it turns out the Vaughn […]

Aug, 03


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