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Killer Looks

Killer Looks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 24th 2017

Not every serial killer thriller movie with either a truth-based pre-awareness or the pedigree of a worldwide best-selling book gets it right, as this weekend’s disappointing opening of The Snowman

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A Consummate, Disquieting Road Movie

A Consummate, Disquieting Road Movie

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 23rd 2017

Though it opened 43 years ago this week, a certain movie that seemed quite emblematic of its era has later emerged as quite something else. Indeed, the venerated movie critic, historian and filmmak

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Date with a Strangler

Date with a Strangler

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 14th 2016

Forty-eight years ago this Sunday, a daring and intense chiller opened to considerable controversy and vigorous box-office. Critical reaction was mixed, best summed up by The Motion Picture Guide a

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The Distractions of Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

The Distractions of Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 24th 2016

To eminent film critic and Clint Eastwood biographer Richard Schickel, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) is “possibly the most forgotten of Clint’s better movies…a loose, wry, genre blend – a road m

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Circling the Horizon

Circling the Horizon

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 18th 2016

Old-school Hollywood producer Ross Hunter enjoyed modest success with his first movie musical Flower Drum Song (1961) and had an enormous hit with his second song-and-dance effort Thoroughly Modern

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