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Cutter Paul and Fogey John

Cutter Paul and Fogey John

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2017

Here’s to the befuddled average guys who cope with life’s tough breaks when the awkward events swirling around them invade their comfort zones and upend their core beliefs. Two class actors who mem

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A Jarre-ing Train Trip

A Jarre-ing Train Trip

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 13th 2016

With just four film collaborations with director David Lean, Lyon-born Maurice Jarre (1924-2009), born 92 years ago today, would command a secure place among the greatest film composers. Lawrence o

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Language and Images: Bolt and Roeg

Language and Images: Bolt and Roeg

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 15th 2016

When the film of A Man for All Seasons (1966) is discussed, it’s usually with regard to the intuitive dexterity and shimmering craft bestowed on the material by director Fred Zinnemann, but it’s equ

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The Trip to a Full Bounty

The Trip to a Full Bounty

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 4th 2016

When The Bounty (1984) unfurled its sails in theaters 32 years ago today, it had changed ship’s personnel, corrected its course and altered its scope in a long-gestating voyage from page to screen.

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