Derek Winnert

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1% ** (2017, Eddie Baroo, Ryan Corr, Aaron Fa’aoso, Matt Nable, Simone Kessell, Abbey Lee) – Movie Review 

Director Stephen McCallum’s punchy low-budget 2017 Australian crime thriller plays like a Sixties/ Seventies biker movie. It has a certain basic raw energy and revving dynamism on its side, but obviously it avoids anything like […]

Oct, 01

John Wick: Chapter 2 **** (2017, Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane) – Movie Review

Italian villain Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is none too thrilled when retired ex-hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) refuses his marker to repay his debt and to make a kill for him. Santino promptly blows up his house to […]

Feb, 17

Le Doulos **** (1962, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Jean Desailly) – Classic Movie Review 3802

Writer-director Jean-Pierre Melville’s shadowy, twisting and disturbing 1962 French neo noir gangster thriller is adapted from the novel by Pierre Lesou. It takes its power and modernity from being a cynical, troubling crime story of dishonour […]

Jun, 05

Anti-Social *** (2015, Gregg Sulkin, Meghan Markle, Josh Myers) – Movie Review

Writer-director Reg Traviss’s London gangster thriller is quite exciting, well-constructed and stylish, with some thrillingly staged smash and grab sequences. Gregg Sulkin stars as Dee is an anarchic street-artist confronting the system, Josh Myers plays his […]

Apr, 29

M *** (1951, David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel, Steve Brodie, Raymond Burr, Norman Lloyd, Luther Adler, Glenn Anders) – Classic Movie Review 772

Director Joseph Losey’s faithful 1951 remake of the 1931 Fritz Lang classic, relocated to 50s California, is an intriguing and disturbing film noir thriller. But it’s surprisingly bloodless and proves one of his disappointments. Despite its […]

Jan, 30

Orphée [Orpheus] ***** (1949, Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares, Marie Déa) – Classic Movie Review 117

The French poet Jean Cocteau realises the full magic of the cinema in this 1949 masterpiece of the French avant garde, one of the most exquisite fantasies in the movies. Set in present-day Paris, Orphée […]

Aug, 01

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