Magnum Force (1973)

“I didn’t start shooting at anyone that didn’t start shooting at me first.” Synopsis: “Dirty” Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) hunts down a team of rookie cops who are murdering notorious criminals. Genres: Clint Eastwood Films Police Vigilantes Response to Peary’s Review: Peary notes that this second installment in the “Dirty Harry” franchise “lacks the gritty […]

Squirm (1976)

“Something is making the worms go crazy…” Synopsis: A city boy (Don Scardino) visiting his girlfriend (Patricia Pearcy) and her family (Jean Sullivan and Fran Higgins) in a backwoods Georgian town discovers that an electrical storm has triggered an onslaught of killer earthworms. Genres: Deep South Horror Killer Animals Response to Peary’s Review: Peary is […]

Black Room (1935)

“This murder will happen again, just as it did before — in the Black Room!” Synopsis: In a desperate attempt to prevent an ancient family prophecy from coming true, a despotic baron (Boris Karloff) kills and impersonates his noble twin brother. Genres: Boris Karloff Films Historical Drama Mistaken or Hidden Identities Royalty and Nobility Twins […]

Angelo, My Love (1983)

“We’re not going to leave you alone until I get the ring, okay?” Synopsis: A precocious Greek gypsy boy (Angelo Evans) and his brother try to retrieve a family ring stolen by a conniving Russian gypsy (Steve Tsigonoff). Genres: Coming-of-Age Gypsies New York City Robert Duvall Films Review: Fourteen years before producing and directing The […]

Topper Returns (1941)

“It isn’t every day a girl gets murdered!” Synopsis: When the friend (Joan Blondell) of an heiress (Carole Landis) is accidentally murdered, her ghost enlists the help of Cosmo Topper (Roland Young) in identifying the killer. Genres: Amateur Sleuths Carole Landis Films Comedy Fantasy Ghosts Joan Blondell Films Murder Mystery Review: Roy Del Ruth directed […]