Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "WW1"

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Journey’s End **** (2017, Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones) – Movie Review

A new version of  R C Sherriff’s famous play (and novel) was inevitable sooner or later. Actually it is later, for we have had to wait till the impending 100th anniversary of the story’s events in […]

Oct, 06

Up the Front ** (1972, Frankie Howerd, Bill Fraser, William Mervyn, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Stanley Holloway, Hermione Baddeley, Dora Bryan, Lance Percival, Robert Coote) – Classic Movie Review 5895

Director Bob Kellett’s saucily coarse, very much hit-and-miss 1972 British comedy stars the great comedian Frankie Howerd, who is again is on tittersome form as Lurk, Lord Twithampton (William Mervyn)’s cowardly servant. Lurk has no […]

Aug, 11

Lilac Time [Love Never Dies] **** (1928, Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Eugenie Besserer) – Classic Movie Review 5487

Director George Fitzmaurice’s sweet, simple and strong 1928 romantic drama is a silent movie with a musical score and sound effects, featuring the song Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time, and has attractive performances from […]

May, 22

The Light Between Oceans *** (2016, Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown, Anthony Hayes) – Movie Review

Derek Cianfrance’s first film since his edgy epic crime thriller The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) is a very different kind of movie, a classy old-style romantic drama about a World War One battle-scarred, world-weary lighthouse keeper, Tom […]

Oct, 20

Broken Lullaby **** (1932, Lionel Barrymore, Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, Louise Carter, Tom Douglas, ZaSu Pitts) – Classic Movie Review 4463

Director Ernst Lubitsch’s unique 1932 serious drama is based on Maurice Rostand’s play L’Homme Que J’ai Tué (The Man I Killed) about a French youth called Paul Renard (Phillips Holmes) who sets out to try to find […]

Oct, 06

Frantz **** (2016, Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Anton von Lucke, Cyrielle Clair, Alice de Lencquesaing) – Movie Review

Writer-director François Ozon’s incredibly romantic, gorgeously bitter-sweet drama stars Paula Beer as young German woman Anna who is grieving the death of her fiancé Frantz in the fighting in World War One France. She lives in a German small town […]

Oct, 06

War Horse **** (2011, Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Marsan, Toby Kebbell, David Kross, Peter Mullan) – Classic Movie Review 3048

Steven Spielberg’s solidly crafted 2011 British-American war drama is a guaranteed heart-tugger, with a decent screenplay by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis adapting Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 children’s novel set around World War One. It was […]

Nov, 09


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