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Heaven, Earth and Huston

Heaven, Earth and Huston

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 6th 2018

Born 112 years ago yesterday, writer/director/raconteur John Huston (1906-1987) always tried to soak up the atmosphere of the screen stories he told on location shoots near and far, familiar and exoti

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Jeff's Journeys

Jeff's Journeys

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 4th 2017

The invaluable Jeff Bridges, celebrating his 68th birthday today, enjoyed a relatively quiet 2017 on movie screens (unlike his commanding, award-honored lawman performance in last year’s Hell or Hig

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Fellowship of the Ring

Fellowship of the Ring

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 26th 2017

Real lives are often shabby, dimly lit and lonely, but they can still have dreams and still be the stuff of rich storytelling. Director John Huston and producer Ray Stark recognized and realized th

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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 6th 2016

Before Jeff Bridges turned 67 on Sunday, he had other reasons to smile this week. Last Thursday, he was the National Board of Review’s choice as 2016’s Best Supporting Actor for his veteran deputy

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Movingly Festive

Movingly Festive

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 6th 2016

The sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival opens its studio gates for four days of big-screen moviegoing in Hollywood at the end of the month. Its theme this year is Moving Pictures, described by F

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