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John, Bill and Their Abiding Concerns

John, Bill and Their Abiding Concerns

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 3rd 2018

For two names in cinematic history sharing today as a birthday, stories they portrayed to popular effect made a sufficiently profound impact that compelled both to revisit them, one on screen, the

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Mister Logan Bridges Cultures

Mister Logan Bridges Cultures

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 5th 2017

Pacific-centric theater proved a boon to Joshua Logan (1908-1988), born 109 years ago today. He’d already staged 13 Broadway productions (including the original iterations of On Borrowed Time, Morn

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The Post-Tombstone Truth

The Post-Tombstone Truth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 29th 2017

The October 26, 1881 Tombstone, Arizona, confrontation between the Earps and the Clantons and each side’s various allies continued to interest John Sturges in the decade after he directed the power

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A November to Remember

A November to Remember

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 15th 2017

Twilight Time’s tremendous five-film November 1080p hi-def Blu-ray lineup is one for this small but sturdy label’s record books in diversity and geography: two fabled dramas set in Japan, two sweet

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Production Support

Production Support

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 24th 2017

“This is immodest, but I think Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) is one of the better Western spoofs ever made.” The film’s star James Garner (1928-2014) made that gentlemanly assertion in his 201

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