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Forum Quorum

Forum Quorum

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 13th 2018

New York City’s repertory showcase theater Film Forum reopened this month after a facility upgrade process that yielded an additional screen and more hospitable accommodations for the faithful audienc

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Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part One

Christmas Presents of 1952 – Part One

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 22nd 2017

Opening on Christmas day at the cozy, now long-gone Beverly-Canon Theater in Los Angeles 65 years ago came that rare movie gift: an adaptation of a hit Broadway play featuring five members of its or

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Julie's Christmas Gifts

Julie's Christmas Gifts

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 2nd 2016

Whether on stage, movie screens or TV displays, watching the luminous, honey-voiced Julie Harris (1925-2013), who would have marked her 91st birthday today, was an event akin to the bestowing of a

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Summer Starbursts: Baxter and Edwards

Summer Starbursts: Baxter and Edwards

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 16th 2016

August marks the cherished annual Turner Classic Movies month-long institution “Summer Under the Stars,” with each 24-hour day populated by films featuring one actor or actress, ranging from panthe

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Suzanne and Carson

Suzanne and Carson

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 10th 2016

Thirty-five years and 13 albums after singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega began performing her own songs in Greenwich Village clubs, the neo-folk musical icon, whose Tom’s Diner and Luka have entered the

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