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The L-Shaped Triumph

The L-Shaped Triumph

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 20th 2017

When the startling film adaptation of the daring 1960 Lynne Reid Banks bestseller The L-Shaped Room (1962) debuted in its native Britain 55 years ago today, it was transformative for its star Lesli

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Bonjour Jean

Bonjour Jean

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 15th 2016

His life as a more independent filmmaker in the 1950s was more agreeable to director Otto Preminger. After being freed from being exclusive to Twentieth Century Fox he made a nifty noir (Angel Face

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The Risk in the Detail

The Risk in the Detail

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 15th 2015

To be or not to be…Johnny Hooker or Billy Buddusky? Jack Nicholson liked both scripts he was offered, those of The Sting (1973) and The Last Detail (1973), but he opted for the latter because he fou

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