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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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May Preorders and Misbehaviors

May Preorders and Misbehaviors

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 9th 2018

From Civil War battlefields to vast Western frontiers, from bustling urban New York neighborhoods to a small-minded Illinois town, May’s Twilight Time titles cover a lot of cinematic ground, historica

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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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May's American Parade

May's American Parade

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 26th 2018

An ambitious silent-era Civil War epic that changed moviemaking forever – and still challenges audiences with its raw and innovative film techniques in a visceral storytelling mode still agonizingl

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The Kind of Guy You Make a Movie About

The Kind of Guy You Make a Movie About

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 27th 2017

The establishment of a legend can strike like a bolt of lightning. The maintenance of a legend – and the freedom to operate that it promises – can be exhausting and unforgiving. The gray areas wher

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