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Giving This Devil Its Due

Giving This Devil Its Due

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 25th 2018

Another eminent birthday celebrated on Christmas is that of Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957), another historical personage with a considerable following, and likewise a principled loner with an antiestabli

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Bring On the Brazen and the Brutal

Bring On the Brazen and the Brutal

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 15th 2018

The year 1967 at the movies seemed to kick into a higher gear in terms of adult content with bolder depictions of violence and sexualized behavior. Urban criminal activity was forcefully addressed wit

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January's Larks, Loves and Legends

January's Larks, Loves and Legends

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 29th 2018

Ringing in the New Year from Twilight Time are two tantalizing “new” reasons to rejoice this coming January. One is a painstaking and remarkable restoration of a larkish John Huston/Humphrey Bogart co

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The Cameraman and the Count

The Cameraman and the Count

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 18th 2018

Today marks the dual birthday of two men who gave the The Barefoot Contessa (1954) her breathtaking screen life and tragic death. Arriving in theaters 64 years ago this month, The Barefoot Contessa&nb

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Pygmalion Picks

Pygmalion Picks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 15th 2018

My Fair Lady triumphantly opened on Broadway 62 years ago today to begin its record-setting original six-and-a-half year run and – by George, we’re getting it! – the eagerly anticipated new Lincoln C

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