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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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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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Bronson Birthday Bash

Bronson Birthday Bash

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 3rd 2017

“Charlie represents the quintessential male in the eyes of the audience. The women see strength and toughness mixed with tenderness, while the men see Charlie’s power and his ability to prevail ove

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Elizabeth's Risky Game

Elizabeth's Risky Game

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 27th 2017

For their earlier two screen projects A Place in the Sun (1951) and Giant (1956), actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), born 85 years ago today, gave terrifically sexy and tender performances and

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The Face of Justified Homicide

The Face of Justified Homicide

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 17th 2016

He had been a Hollywood face for 20 years in supporting roles as assorted hoodlums, Native Americans and soldiers, even a potent presence among four of the all-time great male ensembles in movie his

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