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Camera Magic Tricks

Camera Magic Tricks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 5th 2016

Two movies that marked their New York premieres 40 and 25 years ago today respectively are each highly regarded for their outstanding photography as key to the atmospheric and thematic effects thei

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The Ashby Decade

The Ashby Decade

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 2nd 2016

Seven films from the ’70s – The Landlord (1970), Harold and Maude (1971), The Last Detail (1973), Shampoo (1975), Bound for Glory (1976), Coming Home (1978), Being There (1979) – comprise one remar

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Marty Takes the B Train

Marty Takes the B Train

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 1st 2016

Although it is clearly a Roger Corman-produced “exploitation” picture with the requisite qualities of sex, brutal violence and anarchic spirit indicative of a “B-picture,” Boxcar Bertha (1972) is al

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A Wild Card Made for You and Me

A Wild Card Made for You and Me

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 7th 2015

The United Artists distribution team had quite a winning hand of cards to deal to theaters for the 1976 holiday season, all in their way rabble-rousers. The Sidney Lumet-Paddy Chayefsky collaborati

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