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Traveling in Texas by Foote

Traveling in Texas by Foote

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 12th 2019

Set in the author’s native Texas, The Traveling Lady, a play by Horton Foote (1916-2009), about the wife and daughter of a ne’er-do-well dreamer newly released from jail and their personal struggles t

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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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Alternative Orient

Alternative Orient

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 19th 2018

Rex Harrison as a randy, egotistical, avant-garde concert pianist, Hayley Mills as one of two imaginative private school student gal pals who romantically idolize him, and in the director’s chair G

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Code Word: Survival

Code Word: Survival

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 25th 2017

Dunkirk writer-director Christopher Nolan has said in interviews heralding the opening of this past weekend’s #1 global box-office hit that his recreation of the harrowing events of World War II’s O

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The Ethical Romantic Goes Forth

The Ethical Romantic Goes Forth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 28th 2017

Delmer Daves’s considerable moviemaking reputation is most visible in the writing and/or direction of marvelously well characterized Westerns of the 1950s (Broken Arrow, Jubal, 3:10 to Yuma, The Han

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