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A Justified Voice

A Justified Voice

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 20th 2019

His voice was distinctive, direct, dramatic when needed – and always, an invitation to pay attention for something worthwhile. Thankfully, behind it was an unfailingly alert and engaged mind fixed on

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Sunshine Back in the Limelight

Sunshine Back in the Limelight

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 10th 2018

The story that premiered to record network ratings for CBS on Friday November 9, 1973 was not a typical movie of the week. Based on the diaries of a young wife and mother in the Pacific Northwest stri

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Powerful Words and Concerns

Powerful Words and Concerns

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 16th 2018

This year’s Turner Classic Movies Film Festival, unreeling Thursday April 26 through Sunday April 29 across several venues in Hollywood, carries the sturdy foundational theme of Powerful Words: The

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From Pamela with Love

From Pamela with Love

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 3rd 2016

By most accounts, Lee Marvin was a decorated war veteran proud but not boastful of his military service, an acclaimed actor always aware of the struggle behind so-called instant stardom, a functioni

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Movingly Festive

Movingly Festive

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 6th 2016

The sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival opens its studio gates for four days of big-screen moviegoing in Hollywood at the end of the month. Its theme this year is Moving Pictures, described by F

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