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Larks and Cautionary Tales for February

Larks and Cautionary Tales for February

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 3rd 2018

Much-needed injections of charming classic comedy and, for their moviegoing eras and maybe our own as well, cutting contemporary commentary comprise the Twilight Time February slate. Two are distinctl

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Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2017

The last of Paul Newman’s three iconic mid-1960s “H” roles that started with Hud (1963) and continued with Harper (1966) took moviegoers on a tense and absorbing ride that opened 50 years ago today

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Frankly Outspoken

Frankly Outspoken

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 13th 2015

Born 95 years ago tomorrow, Irving Ravetch (1920-2010) was a team player whose screenplay collaborations with his wife Harriet Frank Jr. (still with us at age 98) resulted in several profoundly movi

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Diane and Donald

Diane and Donald

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 5th 2015

Faces made for movie screens – one from Australia that made a vivid impression in only a handful of appearances, the other from England who was a regular and welcome presence for 40 years – are th

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