Derek Winnert

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game **** (1949, Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin) – Classic Movie Review 5900

Director Busby Berkeley’s 1949 MGM musical about the misadventures of a baseball team that features the noted ball-playing skills of shortstop Frank Sinatra and second baseman Gene Kelly is a whole lot of good fun. […]

Aug, 11

Jupiter’s Darling *** (1954, Esther Williams, Howard Keel, George Sanders, Marge Champion, Gower Champion) – Classic Movie Review 5140

‘In 216 BC, Hannibal the Barbarian marched on Rome. The history of this great march has always been confused. This picture will do nothing to clear it up.’ High-spirited Esther Williams and Howard Keel are […]

Mar, 11

The Swimmer **** (1968, Burt Lancaster, Janice Rule, Janet Landgard, Kim Hunter, Diana Muldaur) – Classic Movie Review 5046

Producer-director Frank Perry’s weird but intriguing 1968 surreal drama stars Burt Lancaster as Neddy Merrill, a 50-year-old businessman who decides to jog from pool to pool to swim the eight miles to his home through the […]

Feb, 22

Breaking Away **** (1979, Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley) – Classic Movie Review 4034

Best known for his thrillers, British director Peter Yates delivers a triumph with this exhilarating 1979 American comedy, with a smashing lead performance from Dennis Christopher, who deserved to go on to stardom. Christopher plays […]

Jul, 17

Love! Valour! Compassion! *** (1997, Jason Alexander, Stephen Spinella, Stephen Bogardus, John Glover) – Classic Movie Review 3378

Eight gay men gather three times a year (Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day) in a country house in director Joe Mantello’s 1997 movie version of Terrence McNally’s Tony-award-winning Broadway play. McNally writes […]

Feb, 18

Swimming Pool **** (2003, Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier) – Classic Movie Review 3347

Charles Dance plays John Bosload, a British publisher who sends his prize mystery thriller author Sarah Morton (Charlotte Rampling) off from London to his French getaway home at Luberon, in the South of France. There the strange, […]

Feb, 12

Cocoon **** (1985, Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack Gilford, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verdon) – Classic Movie Review 3065

Don Ameche won the 1986 Best Supporting Actor Oscar as one of the Florida golden boys and girls who are rejuvenated thanks to the magical presence of some pretty pods in the swimming pool they’re illicitly using. […]

Nov, 14

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