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The Mighty Month of May

The Mighty Month of May

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2019

Rebels with and without causes, badlands outlaws and enforcers at odds, and wartime collaborators and conspirators sailing toward a flashpoint: the four Twilight Time Blu-ray titles for May burn white

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Eddie Feels like 30 Again and Tries It Spence's Way

Eddie Feels like 30 Again and Tries It Spence's Way

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 4th 2017

Born 109 years ago today, Edward Dmytryk (1908-1999) had risen through the ranks of skilled studio directors via some attention-grabbing B-pictures like Hitler’s Children; superior films noir Murder

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A Soldiers' Epic

A Soldiers' Epic

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 6th 2017

On this date of World War II D-Day invasion remembrance, one can also recall that fighting forces who distinguish themselves in fierce in bloody conflict in theaters of war are made up of individua

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Lining Up Lions

Lining Up Lions

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 31st 2017

When the film version of Irwin Shaw’s powerful bestseller The Young Lions (1958), about the turbulent lives and fateful intersection of one German and two American GIs in World War II, premiered 59

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Dean's Dramatic Year

Dean's Dramatic Year

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 7th 2016

The year 1958 was a turning point for Dean Martin (1917-1995), born 99 years ago today. Severed from his comedic partner Jerry Lewis after 10 years as a dominant box-office team and enjoying some re

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