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Murphy's Interests

Murphy's Interests

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 5th 2017

A familiar screen face for 50 years, Michael Murphy, who celebrates his 79th birthday today, takes his various screen personas in stride. As he told Filmmaker Magazine interviewer Vadim Rizov two y

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The Alternates

The Alternates

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 29th 2016

Congratulations are in order for the recipients of and fellow nominees vying for the 88th Annual Academy Awards® bestowed last night. As with any movie industry laurels, there are partisans and det

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The Salvador Story

The Salvador Story

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 26th 2016

In Spotlight, one of the eight films vying for the Best Picture Academy Award® Sunday evening, dedicated journalists buck the odds to bring into the light the details of a great injustice, stemming

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The Defiled Bunch: John Carpenter’s Vampires

The Defiled Bunch: John Carpenter’s Vampires

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 9th 2015

Vampires have been done to death on the screen, even as late as 1997, when action-horrormeister John Carpenter turned his attention to the realm of the undead. Unlike today’s metrosexual, dreamily h

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