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Barriers and Lances Broken

Barriers and Lances Broken

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 16th 2018

Two towering, Oscar®-honored Westerns of the early 1950s, each led by pantheon male stars, nonetheless gained power and stature by the presence of an immigrant woman in a supporting role that burni

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Fred's Favorite

Fred's Favorite

Posted by Mike Fnnegan on Apr 29th 2016

Born this day 109 years ago, esteemed director Fred Zinnemann (1907-1997), after delivering one of 1952’s most admired and popular movies in High Noon, owed its producer Stanley Kramer another pictu

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Yamada's Twilight Saga

Yamada's Twilight Saga

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 2nd 2015

Upon its opening in its native Japan this day 13 years ago, The Twilight Samurai (2002) was judged a high watermark for its director Yôji Yamada, who’d been making films for over 40 years but was l

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