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Twilight Time Takes on a Tony Tone

Twilight Time Takes on a Tony Tone

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 2nd 2018

Cheers and good-luck wishes go to today’s recipients of 2018 Tony® Award nominations for excellence on the Broadway stage. Three prominent contenders, all previous winners, belong to the Twilight Time

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April Preorders / On a Bernstein Birthday Note

April Preorders / On a Bernstein Birthday Note

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 4th 2018

From directors who make movies for the adults in the room – craftsmen like Jacques Demy, Philip Dunne, Martin Ritt and Paul Schrader – come four provocative examinations of how human fallibility sh

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Mouse Mountain

Mouse Mountain

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 29th 2017

A perfect role fit is often not apparent to the actor involved. Denver-born Don Cheadle, since elevated to fame as the engaging star of the Ocean’s caper trilogy, the Marvel Avengers and Iron Man s

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Denzel Over Easy

Denzel Over Easy

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 28th 2016

In close to 40 years as a professional stage/screen actor, Denzel Washington, turning 62 today, has proven equally effective in both contemporary and period roles. His latest effort in a period vein

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The Bernstein Effect

The Bernstein Effect

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 4th 2016

Born 94 years ago today, film, stage and classical composer Elmer Bernstein (1922-2004) wrote melodies so intertwined with our cherished memories of favorite movies – among them grandiose period ep

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