Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Walking Tall *** (2004, Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough) – Classic Movie Review 903

Director Kevin Bray’s 2004 remake of the 1973 thriller Walking Tall sees The Rock (aka Dwayne Johnson) walking tall in Joe Don Baker’s old role as a Vietnam vet who returns to his old rural […]

Mar, 12 · in Reviews

Runaway Jury **** (2003, John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman) – Classic Movie Review 902

Director Gary Fleder’s 2003 thriller stars Gene Hackman as the splendidly slimy jury fixer Rankin Fitch, whose motto is ‘Trials are too important to be left up to juries’. Anyone who’s ever done jury service […]

Mar, 12 · in Reviews

Ryan’s Daughter *** (1970, Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Sarah Miles, Christopher Jones, Leo McKern) – Classic Movie Review 901

Director David Lean’s grand and great-looking but slack-paced and limited 260-minute epic 1970 romantic period drama, set in Ireland in 1916 in the wake of the Easter Rising, is planned to be huge in every way. […]

Mar, 11

The China Syndrome ***** (1979, Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas) – Classic Movie Review 900

Jack Lemmon stars as Jack Godell, a nuclear power plant controller who finds a dangerous fault in the plant that the authorities will do anything to keep from the media, in co-writer/director James Bridges’s riveting […]

Mar, 11

All the President’s Men ***** (1976, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook) – Classic Movie Review 899

Director Alan J Pakula’s 1976 four-Oscar-winning classic real-life thriller stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman in two of their finest and most famous performances as The Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. It […]

Mar, 11

All the Pretty Horses *** (2000, Matt Damon, Penélope Cruz, Henry Thomas, Sam Shepard, Robert Patrick, Lucas Black, Bruce Dern) – Classic Movie Review 898

Matt Damon and Henry Thomas star as a pair of young Texan misfit cowboys who travel to Mexico in the 1940s in hope of finding work, adventure and their fortunes. But they get much more than […]

Mar, 11

The Green Man ***** (1956, Alastair Sim, George Cole, Dora Bryan, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams, Raymond Huntley, Eileen Moore) – Classic Movie Review 897

Directors Robert Day and Basil Dearden’s vintage 1956 comedy focuses on the English south coast pub of the title, The Green Man. There freelance paid hitman and master of disguise Hawkins (Alastair Sim) is trying […]

Mar, 11

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