Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Conduct Unbecoming ** (1975, Michael York, Stacy Keach, Trevor Howard, Christopher Plummer, Richard Attenborough, Susannah York, James Faulkner) – Classic Movie Review 10,969

Director Michael Anderson’s 1975 British courtroom drama Conduct Unbecoming stars Michael York, Stacy Keach, Trevor Howard, Christopher Plummer, Richard Attenborough, Susannah York, James Faulkner, James Donald, Michael Culver and Helen Cherry. A British officer, 2nd […]

Feb, 27 · in Reviews

The Confession [L’Aveu] **** (1970, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Gabriele Ferzetti) – Classic Movie Review 10,968

Yves Montand is a powerful presence in the intense, exciting and revealing true-story political thriller The Confession [L’Aveu] [La Confessione], based on the story of Czechoslovakian communist Artur London, that tellingly concentrates on the documentary-style […]

Feb, 27 · in Reviews

Laputa: Castle in the Sky [Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta] ***** (1986, Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui) – Classic Movie Review 10,967

Writer-director Hayao Miyazaki’s 1986 Studio Ghibli classic Laputa: Castle in the Sky [Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta] is a beautifully designed, excitingly handled and enthrallingly written Japanese animated adventure with a mythical yarn about a young […]

Feb, 26

Larceny **** (1948, John Payne, Joan Caulfield, Dan Duryea, Shelley Winters) – Classic Movie Review 10,966

Tory (Shelley Winters): ‘Stop twisting my arm! People will think we’re married!’ Director George Sherman’s exceptionally enjoyable vintage 1948 film noir crime thriller Larceny stars John Payne as a devil-may-care confidence trickster called Rick Maxon, […]

Feb, 26

Comrades **** (1986, Keith Allen, Dave Atkins, Stephen Bateman) – Classic Movie Review 10,965

Director Bill Douglas’s 1986 British historical drama Comrades is a humane and spectacular epic account of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, the six Dorset agricultural workers who were transported to Australia in 1834 for trying to found […]

Feb, 26

Manhandled *** (1949, Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden) – Classic Movie Review 10,964

Director Lewis R Foster’s 1949 Manhandled is a very tolerable 1940s black and white film noir thriller and represents a nice change of pace for Dorothy Lamour as Merl Kramer, who is mixed up in […]

Feb, 25

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes ** (1969, Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, William Schallert) – Classic Movie Review 10,963

Director Robert Butler’s 1969 sci-fi family comedy film The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes stars the 18-year-old Kurt Russell as student Dexter Riley, who gets his wires in a twist and becomes a genius thanks to […]

Feb, 25

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