Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Blackboard Jungle *** (1955, Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern) – Classic Movie Review 5669

It is hard now to know from the movie exactly why, but writer-director Richard Brooks’s 1955 film exposé of teen trouble in the classrooms of New York, based on Evan Hunter’s novel, shocked the authorities […]

Jun, 26 · in Reviews

Michael Clayton **** (2007, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O’Keefe, Sydney Pollack, Ken Howard) – Classic Movie Review 5668

George Clooney stars as attorney Michael Clayton, a high-priced New York City law firm’s fixer, brought in to clean up after a one of the firm’s top litigators has apparent mental breakdown while representing a guilty chemical […]

Jun, 26 · in Reviews

Black Dragons ** (1942, Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke) – Classic Movie Review 5667

Director William Nigh’s 1942 Black Dragons is a sinister and extremely weird wartime thriller, starring Bela Lugosi as brilliant scientist Dr Melcher, who is instructed by Japan’s fiendish Black Dragon Society to go to Japan on a […]

Jun, 25

Ghosts on the Loose ** (1943, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Bela Lugosi, Ava Gardner) – Classic Movie Review 5666

‘The EAST SIDE KIDS vs. the Man of a THOUSAND HORRORS!’ Director William Beaudine’s modest 1943 East Side Kids comedy suspense thriller teams Bela Lugosi together with the boys for a second (and last) time. […]

Jun, 25

Spooks Run Wild *** (1941, Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall) – Classic Movie Review 5665

Director Phil Rosen’s spoofy 1941 horror comedy film stars a spooky Bela Lugosi as Nardo, the  owner of a creepy old mansion, who brings chills to the spines of the East Side Kids – Muggs […]

Jun, 25

Bowery at Midnight ** (1942, Bela Lugosi, John Archer, Wanda McKay) – Classic Movie Review 5664

Bela Lugosi stars as a professor of criminology who runs a soup kitchen mission during the daytime and stalks the streets at dark, killing folks and stashing the corpses in his cellar. Professor Brenner (aka Karl […]

Jun, 25

The Hypnotic Eye ** (1960, Jacques Bergerac, Merry Anders, Marcia Henderson, Allison Hayes, Lawrence Lipton) – Classic Movie Review 5663

Director George Blair’s nasty but intriguing 1960 horror movie is a slice of bizarre cinematic sleaze. Jacques Bergerac plays the popular stage hypnotist The Great Desmond who delights in hypnotising beautiful young women into mutilating […]

Jun, 25

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