Derek Winnert

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The Lady and the Monster ** (1944, Vera Ralston, Erich von Stroheim, Richard Arlen) – Classic Movie Review 5602

The Lady and the Monster, starring Vera Hruba Ralston as Janice Farrell, is the second ‘Brain Movie’ after Black Friday (1940). The obviously weirdly popular idea, a cousin of the disembodied hand premise, was later […]

Jun, 14

Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman ***½ (1947, Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman, Eddie Albert, Marsha Hunt) – Classic Movie Review 5500

Director Stuart Heisler’s effective 1947 melodrama stars Susan Hayward as fast-rising nightclub singer Angie Evans, who becomes a smashed-up woman and hits the bottle when her singing career goes flat, while her songwriter husband Ken […]

May, 26

The Joyless Street [Die Freudlose Gasse] ****½ (1925, Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo, Werner Krauss, Ágnes Eszterházy) – Classic Movie Review 5325

Director Georg Wilhelm Pabst’s long famous, now legendary 1925 German silent movie is based on the novel by Hugo Bettauer about the sad lives of near-starving, inflation-ruined people on a Viennese street, forced to resort […]

Apr, 20

54 *** (1998, Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers, Breckin Meyer, Sela Ward) – Classic Movie Review 5310

Twenty years earlier before this movie, New York’s beautiful people were boogeying on down to the disco beat at the dance club to end all nightclubs – Studio 54, the world-famous New York City discotheque. In […]

Apr, 17

Convicted *** (1950, Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Millard Mitchell, Dorothy Malone) – Classic Movie Review 5298

Director Henry Levin’s satisfactory 1950 Columbia Pictures prison drama is the usual stuff in about convicts in jail. It lacks thrills but it is earnest, sombre, decent and reliably acted by a strong cast. If […]

Apr, 15

Criminal Court *** (1946, Tom Conway, Martha O’Driscoll, Robert Armstrong, Addison Richards, June Clayworth) – Classic Movie Review 5295

Director Robert Wise’s 1946 mystery thriller is an excellent, short (64 minutes) little B-movie crime programmer from the RKO Radio Pictures studio. Tom Conway stars as lawyer Stephen Barnes who accidentally shoots dead a bent […]

Apr, 15

Graffiti Bridge ** (1990, Prince, Morris Day, Ingrid Chavez, Mavis Staples) – Classic Movie Review 5183

‘Are there really angels, or are they just in our minds? It all comes out in the wash… in time.’ – The Kid. Writer, director and star Prince follows up his hits Purple Rain (1984) and Under the […]

Mar, 20


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