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75 Years of Flash and Panache

75 Years of Flash and Panache

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 14th 2018

The compelling British-born and American-absorbed character actor whose arguably four most famous faces are that of futuristic droog gang leader Alex (Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange), 

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Where Lester Is More: Royal Flash

Where Lester Is More: Royal Flash

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 19th 2018

Turning 86 today, Philadelphia-born Richard Lester has sadly not directed a theatrical feature in decades, but he still commands regard for the ground covered in the 20 narrative movies he helmed be

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A Prayer for the Living

A Prayer for the Living

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 12th 2016

Opening 29 years ago yesterday on a date that would later become explosively fused with the tragic specter of global terrorism, A Prayer for the Dying (1987) was an ambitious attempt, based on a no

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Lester: More Than a Flash

Lester: More Than a Flash

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 10th 2016

In many areas of endeavor, less is more. To cinephiles, Lester is more, and lots of the work of innovative director Richard Lester is currently on view this month at Los Angeles’ New Beverly Cinema,

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A Prayer for Your Troubles

A Prayer for Your Troubles

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 17th 2016

The luck of the Irish was not visited upon A Prayer for the Dying (1987), a moody and violent tone poem about an Irish Republican Army hitman (Mickey Rourke) whose conscience compels him to quit the

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