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November Preorders / Reverberant Remains

November Preorders / Reverberant Remains

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 7th 2018

Now that Midterm Elections voting is in the rearview, it’s time to cast ballots for the standout array of historical figures, scalawag scrappers and legendary lawbreakers in the November Twilight Time

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Summer Heat for a Frigid Season

Summer Heat for a Frigid Season

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 17th 2018

It’s been a brutally cold winter for great swaths of the country, and movie fans have found warmth – and critically-backed solace – in a certain Mediterranean romantic idyll about young love juxtap

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Gratitude for Mike

Gratitude for Mike

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 6th 2017

Lasting legacies in any field have their ups and downs, and that of the extraordinary director/producer/comedian/ mentor-of-careers Mike Nichols (1931-2014), born 86 years ago today, was no excepti

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From a Butler Metaphor to the Nobel Prize

From a Butler Metaphor to the Nobel Prize

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 6th 2017

For internationally acclaimed novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, born nearly 60 years ago in Japan and raised since age 5 in England, it was there on the page and remained so on the screen. His masterful boo

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The Remains of Greatness

The Remains of Greatness

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 5th 2015

The magnificent moviemaking troika of producer Ismail Merchant, director James Ivory and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was always noted for developing its own projects and had come into its own

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