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Heat's Galvanic Glow

Heat's Galvanic Glow

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 15th 2018

Upon being named to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry for preservation as a cultural and artistic treasure in 2011, the brisk and scalding crime thriller benchmark The Big Heat (195

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Glorious Gloria

Glorious Gloria

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 18th 2018

Film noir icon Gloria Grahame, who won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award® for her brief but memorable role as a fluttery and flirty Southern belle wife of a screenwriter in The Bad and the

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Loving Winter Madness

Loving Winter Madness

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 16th 2017

“What this sad, sweet and delicately humorous film emphasizes is that falling in love can be an act of unflinching madness, with the potential to drive those involved far, far over the edge.” Writi

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The Alternates

The Alternates

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 29th 2016

Congratulations are in order for the recipients of and fellow nominees vying for the 88th Annual Academy Awards® bestowed last night. As with any movie industry laurels, there are partisans and det

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Heated Memories

Heated Memories

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 2nd 2016

Having recently caught up with the impressive 2015 thriller Sicario (about an idealistic FBI agent used as a “legal” shield by a covert government task force in the escalating war against drugs aro

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