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Simon Says Volumes

Simon Says Volumes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 10th 2017

In The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, David Thomson writes: “When people see Boudu Sauvé des Eaux/Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932, Jean Renoir) or L’Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo) for the first t

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The Muse at 90: Juliette Greco

The Muse at 90: Juliette Greco

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 7th 2017

An icon of France and regarded as an intoxicant of rare vintage around the world, singer-actress Juliette Gréco turns 90 today, still a seductress and still a survivor decades after her World War I

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The Andrews Enigma

The Andrews Enigma

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 2nd 2017

Welcome to 2017. The year just passed would likely not earn glowing reviews for its performance, and during his lifetime of sturdy and compelling characterizations, the quietly great Dana Andrews (

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Summer Starbursts: Baxter and Edwards

Summer Starbursts: Baxter and Edwards

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 16th 2016

August marks the cherished annual Turner Classic Movies month-long institution “Summer Under the Stars,” with each 24-hour day populated by films featuring one actor or actress, ranging from panthe

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Sense and Sensibility and Swamps

Sense and Sensibility and Swamps

Posted by Mike Fnnegan on Oct 23rd 2015

Twenty years ago, Jane Austen was an in-demand scribe indeed. The six-hour BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth as Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, pre

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