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Claire the Conqueror

Claire the Conqueror

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 15th 2016

Turning 85 today, London-born Claire Bloom has a nearly seven-decade résumé of stage, movie and television roles that few if any working actors can hope to equal. She has collaborated with pantheon

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Musings on Mia's Movies

Musings on Mia's Movies

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 9th 2016

She was a star in her own right thanks to the TV series Peyton Place and the movies Rosemary’s Baby and The Great Gatsby. For nearly a decade, however, she took on a role that proved exhilarating for

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Birthday for Lovers

Birthday for Lovers

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 3rd 2015

Two of the three Summer Lovers (1982) share today as their birthday. The fetching female sides of this memorable ménage à trois – Valérie Quennessen (1957-1989) and Daryl Hannah, now turning 55 – we

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Eighty Years Young

Eighty Years Young

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 1st 2015

Born 80 years ago today in Brooklyn, NY, Allan Stewart Konigsberg, known to the world as Woody Allen, has built up quite a lifetime of entertainment triumphs and failures, as well as personal contr

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Shadows Play

Shadows Play

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 19th 2015

Following the moral quagmire of Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and the magical whimsy of Alice (1990), Woody Allen next visited another recurring subject for him: death. That is, his one-act play D

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