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Still by Herself

Still by Herself

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 15th 2018

Judy Garland’s movie swan song I Could Go on Singing (1963) debuted in New York 55 years ago today, after a two-month London-based shoot that commenced precisely one year earlier, also in mid-May

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A Loner's Toughest Case

A Loner's Toughest Case

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 29th 2017

This “adult look at a police detective” was going to be tough, all right. And its star and producing influence, the powerhouse known as Frank Sinatra, saw to that. Despite critical brickbats, The D

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Shining Light

Shining Light

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 7th 2017

At the start of one of the best films Judy Garland ever made, A Star Is Born (1954), beams of radiant light cast by giant buzzing klieg lights pierce the starry night sky and we’re caught up in the

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May Preorders / Everyman Klugman

May Preorders / Everyman Klugman

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 27th 2016

Preorders open today (at 4 PM EDT/1PM PDT) for five new Twilight Time Blu-ray offerings debuting May 12, all toplining scintillating leading ladies: Appassionata (Ornella Muti), Cat Ballou (Jane Fon

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A Long Tradition in Transition: The Detective

A Long Tradition in Transition: The Detective

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 19th 2015

In a world chock-a-block with gritty, boundary-pushing, television crime procedurals, it’s always good to remember that the movies got there first, and New York regularly served as an epicenter for

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