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A Bum's Fantasy Ride

A Bum's Fantasy Ride

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 24th 2017

Around the time of the movie’s release, the hell-for-leather Lee Marvin reportedly bemused, “I get a special kick playing rebels over establishment types. I’ve always been a bum, so I’m being paid

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Through Ernie's Eyes

Through Ernie's Eyes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 24th 2017

Raymond Massey and Jack Elam forged distinctly different acting careers, but it could be said that both converged in one unique way: each contributed to the interpretation of two distinctly differe

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Twilight Train Travel

Twilight Train Travel

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 7th 2016

The arrival of the erotic mystery The Girl on the Train (2016) in multiplexes everywhere today and next week’s Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray arrivals of Boxcar Bertha (1972), Runaway Train (198

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Easter Objects of Desire

Easter Objects of Desire

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 23rd 2016

The 2016 Easter Triduum starts tomorrow and the stories recounted and the religious rituals that unfold therein have held a fascination for moviemakers throughout the years. Two artifacts of that ti

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The Marvin/Frankenheimer Birthday Express

The Marvin/Frankenheimer Birthday Express

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 19th 2016

Born six years apart on this day, two native New Yorkers, one an Oscar®-winning actor of direct and powerful manliness and the other a premier director of action and conspiratorial suspense, were n

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