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The Indelible Mr. Duvall

The Indelible Mr. Duvall

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 5th 2019

In The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, historian David Thomson ruminates that “Robert Duvall has worked harder than any of his star contemporaries. He seems likely to remain a treasured support,

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Legendary Convergence

Legendary Convergence

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 27th 2018

In stories both intimate and grand, the big-screen Western was enjoying a resurgence in the early 1990s. Close on the heels of the Academy Award®-winning box-office triumphs Dances with Wolves (199

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Way to Go, Joe

Way to Go, Joe

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 9th 2018

“You think I’m funny?…Funny, ha-ha?...Like a clown?...Do I amuse you?” Actually, GoodFellas Academy Award® winner and Jersey boy Joe Pesci, turning 75 today, has been funny and scary and hapless and

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Another Woman's Fascination

Another Woman's Fascination

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 13th 2017

Tomorrow night’s New York Film Festival world premiere of Woody Allen’s new film Wonder Wheel coincides with the 29th anniversary of the arrival of another serious-minded Allen study of disappointed

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August Preorders / Cassidy on Fire

August Preorders / Cassidy on Fire

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 2nd 2017

New insight into a historic decision-making process that impacted a nation’s post-war survival. A fascinating glimpse of Tennessee Williams’ family history distilled into one of his more fascinatin

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