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Birthday Double Dynamite

Birthday Double Dynamite

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 17th 2018

Both share enduring movie careers highlighted by two Academy Awards® for acting and admired forays into directing, and have worked together on screen. Each has forged individual paths in social and po

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Birthday Bad Boys

Birthday Bad Boys

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2018

Let’s hear it for the bad boys raising birthday toasts today, a pair of charismatic U.K.-born lads whose indelible screen characters gave free rein to their wilder instincts, whether in romance or

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Placing Benton's Story

Placing Benton's Story

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 21st 2017

Moviegoers who took a chance and visited an earlier, harder time in America’s past when Places in the Heart (1984) opened 33 years ago today discovered something unexpectedly meaningful: the connec

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Alamo's Hollywood Roots

Alamo's Hollywood Roots

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 3rd 2017

In the 1993 Malle on Malle, editor Philip French starts his discussion with director Louis Malle (Pretty Baby, Atlantic City, My Dinner with Andre) on his topical mid-1980s project with its touchsto

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Melting Pots

Melting Pots

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 14th 2016

In advance of this week’s hi-def arrival of Robin Williams as a Moscovite musician who decides to defect to America while shopping in Bloomingdale’s Manhattan flagship store in Paul Mazursky’s soul

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