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Needling Details

Needling Details

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 5th 2017

On the occasion of best-selling novelist Ken Follett’s 68th birthday today, he’ll be celebrated as a creator of spellbinding spy thrillers, meticulously researched historical novels and gripping fam

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Transatlantic Points of the Needle

Transatlantic Points of the Needle

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 8th 2016

As the very British, stylishly Hitchcockian and period-perfect World War II espionage thriller Eye of the Needle (1981), adapted from Ken Follett’s gripping best-seller, played in theatres nationwi

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Number 3 with a Bullet

Number 3 with a Bullet

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 20th 2016

Richard Brooks wrote and directed only three Westerns, but each one is a keeper, beautifully shot and expertly acted, eliciting new colors from some actors and invested with his favorite themes of r

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