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Commanding Presence

Commanding Presence

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 3rd 2018

The legend still lingers. Charles Bronson (1921-2003), born 97 years ago today, continues to exert his hold on the affections of movie lovers, one of whom, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Carla Meyer, p

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Inspired Primitivism to Close Out Your Summer

Inspired Primitivism to Close Out Your Summer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 29th 2018

“An uncommonly nonsensical cops-and-crooks movie” that blew unceremoniously into New York neighborhood theaters 45 years ago today, The Stone Killer (1973), the third of six collaborations betwee

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Deeper into Elvis

Deeper into Elvis

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 8th 2018

Elvis Presley (1935-1977), the King of Rock ’n’ Roll and a bona-fide movie star for 15 or so years of his four-decade life span, would have turned 83 today. And while most of his 33 theatrical films

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Bronson Birthday Bash

Bronson Birthday Bash

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 3rd 2017

“Charlie represents the quintessential male in the eyes of the audience. The women see strength and toughness mixed with tenderness, while the men see Charlie’s power and his ability to prevail ove

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The Grooming of Galahad

The Grooming of Galahad

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 20th 2017

Veteran actress and sultry-voiced recording artist Lola Albright (1924-2017), who lent distinction to the classic private-eye TV series Peter Gunn (for which she was Emmy®-nominated) and the big-sc

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