Derek Winnert

Reviews

The Bride *** (1985, Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown, Veruschka, Quentin Crisp) – Classic Movie Review 5289

Director Franc Roddam’s flashy and stylish 1985 horror movie retells the beloved story from the 1935 classic The Bride of Frankenstein quite decently in a screenplay by Lloyd Fonvielle. However, despite the surface razzle dazzle of Stephen H Burum’s […]

Apr, 14

Night of the Ghouls * (1959, Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, Tor Johnson, Paul Marco, Criswell) – Classic Movie Review 5287

This astoundingly awful 1959 horror and sci-fi mixture is another ghoulishly ghastly movie from writer-producer-director Edward D Wood Jr, ever renowned as the maker of the world’s most enjoyable worst movie, Plan 9 from Outer […]

Apr, 14

Bride of the Gorilla * (1951, Barbara Payton, Lon Chaney Jr, Raymond Burr, Tom Conway, Paul Cavanagh) – Classic Movie Review 5288

‘Her clothes torn away, screaming in terror!’ Writer-director Curt Siodmak’s 1951 horror movie is a bizarre, but entertaining so-bad-it’s-good shocker, with preposterous voodoo curse things going on in a South American jungle rubber plantation. It took […]

Apr, 14

Bride of the Monster * (1955, Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy) – Classic Movie Review 5286

This 1955 horror and sci-fi mixture, with many puzzling lines of dialogue and unbelievable moments, is another of Edward D Wood Jr’s hysterical, surreally awful home movies. Bela Lugosi stars as mad professor Dr Eric […]

Apr, 14

Jean de Florette ***** (1986, Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, Elisabeth Depardieu) – Classic Movie Review 5284

Director Claude Berri’s magnificent first episode of his 1986 two-part film of the book by Marcel Pagnol tells an epic tale of greed in the French Provençal countryside. It is a French modern classic movie, […]

Apr, 14

Manpower *** (1941, Edward G Robinson, George Raft, Marlene Dietrich, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, Eve Arden, Ward Bond) – Classic Movie Review 5285

Edward G Robinson and George Raft star as power cable he-men Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall, who clash over nightclub singer Fay Duval (Marlene Dietrich), in director Raoul Walsh’s rickety, cliché-loaded 1941 film. Dietrich marries […]

Apr, 13

Manon des Sources [Manon of the Spring] ***** (1986, Yves Montand, Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil) – Classic Movie Review 5283

Emmanuelle Béart stars as Manon, who has grown up to be a lovely shepherdess, in director Claude Berri’s haunting, compelling 1986 climax to author Marcel Pagnol’s two-part movie saga that began with Jean de Florette. […]

Apr, 13

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