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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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Newman's Coming into His Own

Newman's Coming into His Own

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 26th 2018

On today’s 93rd birthday of the revered screen icon Paul Newman (1925-2008), fans are thankful for his legacy of 57 performances in feature films both monumental and somewhat less meritorious betwe

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Father Figure

Father Figure

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 20th 2017

On this Inauguration Day, we remember a one-time Screen Actors Guild president. He was a SAG “founding father” and charter board member in 1933, along with a couple dozen others, so it’s appropriat

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O'Neal's Full-Course Menu

O'Neal's Full-Course Menu

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 26th 2016

He could be suave, sneaky and savage on screen, sometimes simultaneously, and actor/restaurateur Patrick O’Neal (1927-1994), born 89 years ago this day, spent 40 years craftily sculpting these qual

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Dreaming of Gene and Barbara

Dreaming of Gene and Barbara

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 24th 2016

Genies bestowing their magic on us mere mortals marked birthdays yesterday, each gracing a pair of memorable movies in the Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray registry. Born 104 years ago, dancer/choreogra

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