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Cowboys and Kings

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 11th 2019

On today’s birthday of San Francisco native Delmer Daves (1904-1977), we celebrate two Twilight Time Daves-directed entries from 60 years ago, both startlingly adult and somewhat undervalued in the fi

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Nostalgia, Both Grand and Intimate

Nostalgia, Both Grand and Intimate

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 8th 2019

As director John Schlesinger’s life partner, photographer Michael Childers, told biographer William J. Mann for the latter’s 2005 Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger: “John could eithe

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Talking About March's Big, Edgy Quiller Fix

Talking About March's Big, Edgy Quiller Fix

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 7th 2019

Sleuths and spies, lookalikes and lowlifes – all in breathless situations over their heads – comprise a comedic and suspenseful four-title, 43-year-spanning March Twilight Time roster welcoming severa

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The Indelible Mr. Duvall

The Indelible Mr. Duvall

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 5th 2019

In The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, historian David Thomson ruminates that “Robert Duvall has worked harder than any of his star contemporaries. He seems likely to remain a treasured support,

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A Master Class in Filmmaking

A Master Class in Filmmaking

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 2nd 2019

As she approaches her 82nd birthday at month’s end, acting eminence Vanessa Redgrave abides. Courtesy of Cohen Media Group, two opportunities to watch her cast her spell are occupying theaters: a spar

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