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The Beatrice Effect

The Beatrice Effect

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 2nd 2018

Earlier this week marked what would have been the 60th wedding anniversary of an authentic show-business power couple, Joanne Woodward (who will turn 88 at month’s end, now frail and reportedly suf

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Unscripted Coincidences

Unscripted Coincidences

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 2nd 2017

As serendipity goes in the movie business, it just so happened that two prominent adaptation screenplays by now-90-year-old veteran scribe Alvin Sargent opened as major studio releases within days

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Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 29th 2017

According to Janet L. Meyer’s 1998 Sydney Pollack: A Critical Filmography chapter on Bobby Deerfield (1977), which opened in theaters 40 years ago today, actor and auto racing enthusiast Paul Newma

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Twilight Train Travel

Twilight Train Travel

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 7th 2016

The arrival of the erotic mystery The Girl on the Train (2016) in multiplexes everywhere today and next week’s Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray arrivals of Boxcar Bertha (1972), Runaway Train (198

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