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A Justified Voice

A Justified Voice

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 20th 2019

His voice was distinctive, direct, dramatic when needed – and always, an invitation to pay attention for something worthwhile. Thankfully, behind it was an unfailingly alert and engaged mind fixed on

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Personal and Powerful

Personal and Powerful

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 14th 2018

Filmmaking of a soulful, personal and powerful kind is rare: a current example is director/co-writer Spike Lee’s BlackkKlansman, which combines deft storytelling and period/modern-day commentary

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Burt's Law and Order Statement

Burt's Law and Order Statement

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 4th 2017

Burt Lancaster: An American Life author Kate Buford discusses the career crossroads at which the Academy Award®-winning actor-producer found himself as the 1960s drew to a close: “In holding to a q

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September Throng

September Throng

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 19th 2017

Western gems (including one in 3D and two co-starring the formidable Robert Ryan), Woody-flavored chamber drama and Widescreen Early Cinemascope adventure earmark Twilight Time’s September lineup o

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Six Degrees of Scorpio Connections

Six Degrees of Scorpio Connections

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 19th 2017

The age of institutional paranoia and conspiratorial malevolence was coming into full cinematic flower in the early 1970s, and one espionage thriller arrived on the cusp of it all. Opening in theate

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