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What Hayward Wanted

What Hayward Wanted

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 3rd 2016

“Susan Hayward was a trouper who never saw any reason to do anything other than sock it to us,” film historian David Thomson wrote in The New Biographical Dictionary of Film. “It is a credit to her

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Easter Objects of Desire

Easter Objects of Desire

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 23rd 2016

The 2016 Easter Triduum starts tomorrow and the stories recounted and the religious rituals that unfold therein have held a fascination for moviemakers throughout the years. Two artifacts of that ti

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Ancient and Modern Maturity

Ancient and Modern Maturity

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 29th 2016

Even in repose, leading man Victor Mature (1913-1999), bore the surly expression of rough trade, which made him an ideal player in film noir (I Wake Up Screaming, Kiss of Death, Cry of the City) an

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