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A Wuthering Heights West

A Wuthering Heights West

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 25th 2017

When a filmmaker explores a new frontier, the challenges can be daunting. Director Alan J. Pakula, who had shown his mastery of the urban paranoia thriller with his powerful trilogy of Klute (1971),

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Fabricated Memories

Fabricated Memories

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 26th 2017

With 10 years of moviemaking under his belt (14 if you count his zany reinvention of a Japanese spy film he transformed into 1966’s knockabout What’s Up, Tiger Lily?), writer-director Woody Allen ha

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Comes a Fonda

Comes a Fonda

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 21st 2016

Turning a robustly busy 79 today, Jane Fonda has more to mark of late than just a birthday, including a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress Performance in a Comedy Series as

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Misunderstood Memories

Misunderstood Memories

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 9th 2016

It’s the day after a national election skewed by the cult of celebrity and plagued by a surfeit of misinformation on all sides in which contenders aspiring to new and different roles in public life

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Midsummer Mirth

Midsummer Mirth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 15th 2016

It’s that time of the year for a new Woody Allen movie. This year, it’s Café Society, a romantic comedy about a young Bronx innocent navigating his way through soigné Hollywood and New York social c

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