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A Victorian Triptych of Tenderness and Tension

A Victorian Triptych of Tenderness and Tension

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 25th 2018

Chance encounters paved the way to movie careers for many notable performers, all with a modicum of talent and a great deal of hope. In the case of Sydney, Australia, native Jeanette Elphick, born 83

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Deeper into Elvis

Deeper into Elvis

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 8th 2018

Elvis Presley (1935-1977), the King of Rock ’n’ Roll and a bona-fide movie star for 15 or so years of his four-decade life span, would have turned 83 today. And while most of his 33 theatrical films

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Diary of an On-Edge Director

Diary of an On-Edge Director

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 2nd 2017

He would go on to make many of his best-remembered films – including Flaming Star (1960, a Twilight Time title), Madigan (1968), Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), Dirty Harry (1971) and the underra

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Beguiling Genre Guy

Beguiling Genre Guy

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 22nd 2017

Tomorrow’s stateside opening of the new film version of the Civil War-era Southern Gothic melodrama The Beguiled, written and directed by Lost in Translation Academy Award® winner Sofia Coppola, who

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Siegel's Edge

Siegel's Edge

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 12th 2017

“Schooled in the tough, no-nonsense Warner Bros. tradition of Raoul Walsh and Howard Hawks,” Peter Bogdanovich wrote in his 1997 interview compilation Who the Devil Made It, Don “Siegel over the yea

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