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November Preorders / Reverberant Remains

November Preorders / Reverberant Remains

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 7th 2018

Now that Midterm Elections voting is in the rearview, it’s time to cast ballots for the standout array of historical figures, scalawag scrappers and legendary lawbreakers in the November Twilight Time

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Gratitude for Mike

Gratitude for Mike

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 6th 2017

Lasting legacies in any field have their ups and downs, and that of the extraordinary director/producer/comedian/ mentor-of-careers Mike Nichols (1931-2014), born 86 years ago today, was no excepti

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From a Butler Metaphor to the Nobel Prize

From a Butler Metaphor to the Nobel Prize

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 6th 2017

For internationally acclaimed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, born nearly 60 years ago in Japan and raised since age 5 in England, it was there on the page and remained so on the screen. His masterful boo

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Beck on Deck

Beck on Deck

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 26th 2017

Any actor who could do double duty for directors Sam Peckinpah and Woody Allen in the same movie year must be given his due as a capable utility player. Chicago-born John Beck, who turns 74 this we

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Shakespeare for the Season

Shakespeare for the Season

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 6th 2017

If attracted to innovative theatrical productions of William Shakespeare classics with top-flight talents this holiday season, one might take in Simon Russell Beale in the Royal Shakespeare Company

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