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Crude's Deep Drill

Crude's Deep Drill

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 19th 2018

What was on the mind of “issues movie man” Stanley Kramer when he took on a rambunctious period frontier tale of oil wildcatting with the somewhat familiar and reliably intriguing premise of a sturdy,

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A Lighthearted No-Account Bum Amidst the Tortured Antiheroes

A Lighthearted No-Account Bum Amidst the Tortured Antiheroes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 18th 2018

The 1970s was a productive period in movies for the supremely talented George C. Scott (1927-1999), who would have turned 91 today, kicking off the decade with his unimpeachable warrior Patton(his 197

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Historic November

Historic November

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 20th 2018

No doubt about it: Twilight Time’s three-title November slate is historic, naturally in their period settings but preternaturally in the stature of the talents involved. It marks a welcome-back to tow

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Winner About Losers

Winner About Losers

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 12th 2016

As the 24th Cannes Film Festival kicked off this day in 1971, the controversial Rolling Stones documentary Gimme Shelter got the proceedings off to a rocking start. Films in competition over the ne

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