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A Sequel to Seek Out

A Sequel to Seek Out

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 23rd 2018

Movie sequels are a staple, each in their own way trying to recapture the magic of the original project and propel it in new and more interesting directions (and in the case of The Godfather, break

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Comic Crimesolving Chemistry

Comic Crimesolving Chemistry

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 6th 2018

Madcap movie comedies have always served as a balm to rough reality, and for director Woody Allen, working again with his original Sleeper (1973), Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979) co-writer M

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Unnerving Timing

Unnerving Timing

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 9th 2018

Timing is everything. It was reported this weekend that the two new Hollywood films requested for special screenings by the White House were The Post, the urgently-made historical chronicle of jour

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The Paths to September

The Paths to September

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 1st 2017

A fraught 2017 has arrived at September. Removing oneself to a cozy country place for some soulful solitude might prove refreshing or reenergizing. If the house has enough character, it might becom

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New Crew, Thrilling Returns

New Crew, Thrilling Returns

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 2nd 2016

When Zoetrope Studios decided to mount a sequel to its 1979 box-office and critical success The Black Stallion, its director Carroll Ballard and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel were wrapped up in o

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