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Guilded Circle

Guilded Circle

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 11th 2018

Congratulations go to today’s announced nominees for the 70th annual Director Guild of America Awards for achievement in 2017 Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film. By way of paying tribute to t

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Loving and Lethal Dances with Judy

Loving and Lethal Dances with Judy

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 11th 2017

This summer, the fan favorite To Sir, with Love (1967, adapted and directed by James Clavell from educator E.R. Braithwaite's book) celebrated its 50th anniversary. That London-set, mod-centric touc

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To 50 Years of Love

To 50 Years of Love

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 14th 2017

“‘Too soft, too sweet, too sentimental, and most of all two special’ – these were the reasons, according to Sidney Poitier, that most Hollywood executives had passed on To Sir, with Love,” Aram Gou

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Summer Schooling

Summer Schooling

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 14th 2016

It’s intriguing that some of the best movies about dedicated teachers opened during summer vacation months when you would think the last thing filmgoers would want to see during their warm weather

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