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Crude's Deep Drill

Crude's Deep Drill

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 19th 2018

What was on the mind of “issues movie man” Stanley Kramer when he took on a rambunctious period frontier tale of oil wildcatting with the somewhat familiar and reliably intriguing premise of a sturdy,

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A Lighthearted No-Account Bum Amidst the Tortured Antiheroes

A Lighthearted No-Account Bum Amidst the Tortured Antiheroes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 18th 2018

The 1970s was a productive period in movies for the supremely talented George C. Scott (1927-1999), who would have turned 91 today, kicking off the decade with his unimpeachable warrior Patton(his 197

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Two for the Long Haul

Two for the Long Haul

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 13th 2018

Elaine May, the comedienne/actress/screenwriter/director who turns 86 next weekend, made news this week when it was announced she will co-star this fall in a Broadway revival of Manchester by the S

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Big-Screen House Call

Big-Screen House Call

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 1st 2018

Fifty years ago, the lavish family musical Doctor Dolittle (1967), starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley and Richard Attenborough, had accumulated a healthy nine nominations for the

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Audrey's Hall Mark

Audrey's Hall Mark

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 27th 2017

The experience of seeing films at Radio City Music Hall in its cinematic showcase prime was like that of no other movie palace in the U.S., although residents of other nations may lay claim to thei

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