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Commanding Presence

Commanding Presence

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 3rd 2018

The legend still lingers. Charles Bronson (1921-2003), born 97 years ago today, continues to exert his hold on the affections of movie lovers, one of whom, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Carla Meyer, p

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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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The Grooming of Galahad

The Grooming of Galahad

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 20th 2017

Veteran actress and sultry-voiced recording artist Lola Albright (1924-2017), who lent distinction to the classic private-eye TV series Peter Gunn (for which she was Emmy®-nominated) and the big-sc

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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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Simmering Hi-Def Summer

Simmering Hi-Def Summer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 15th 2017

The summer wind blows hot and fierce with Twilight Time’s five-film midsummer lineup, with one North American premiere of a distinguished historical saga from Japan, plus four other tantalizing tit

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