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E.G. and Keye

E.G. and Keye

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 18th 2018

Capable and compelling character actors put meat on the bones of great movies, and two of the most memorable share June 18 as a birthday. Chinese-American icon Keye Luke (1904-1991), who would have tu

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Pygmalion Picks

Pygmalion Picks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 15th 2018

My Fair Lady triumphantly opened on Broadway 62 years ago today to begin its record-setting original six-and-a-half year run and – by George, we’re getting it! – the eagerly anticipated new Lincoln C

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Alternate Actress Awardees

Alternate Actress Awardees

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2018

The final deadline for membership voting on the 90th Academy Awards® for 2017 movies closes next Tuesday, and it’s always interesting to pull out one’s dog-eared copy of film historian Danny Peary’

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December Preorders / Here...Here, Sweet Agnes

December Preorders / Here...Here, Sweet Agnes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 6th 2017

Romantic tales abound to enliven holiday hi-def movie binging this December from the Twilight Time dream factory. Woody Allen delivers madcap Big Apple fun and fantasy. Otto Preminger provides Old

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Woody Wheel of Wonders

Woody Wheel of Wonders

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 30th 2017

As the eternally productive Woody Allen turns 82 Friday, his new 1950s-set movie drama Wonder Wheel (2017) opens in theaters to mixed reviews overall and admiring notices for the work of actresses

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