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Making Russia Personal

Making Russia Personal

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 22nd 2016

As we progress through this Russian winter of ongoing debate as to whether or not certain e-mail hacking activities influenced the now-electorally-settled U.S. Presidential race and the high stakes

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Chasing Arthur Penn

Chasing Arthur Penn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 27th 2016

On what today would have been the 94th birthday of the great stage and screen director Arthur Penn (1922-2010), we live in an America roiled by ideological rifts that regularly bring combative urge

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Hugh – Not Taken for Granted

Hugh – Not Taken for Granted

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 11th 2016

British to the teeth and charming to the core, Hugh Grant has starred alongside some of the greatest screen actresses of our time – Julia Roberts (Notting Hill), Julianne Moore (Nine Months), Sandr

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Sexy and Beastly

Sexy and Beastly

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 15th 2016

It took a while for the sun-drenched but darkly nasty Sexy Beast (2000) to open on North American screens this day 15 years ago after its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival the previous fal

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Absolute Astonishments

Absolute Astonishments

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 18th 2016

Thirty years ago today, a British Invasion of sorts arrived on our shores. In The Motion Picture Guide, Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross christened it “a marvel of color, movement, music and

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