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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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Growing Hardcore

Growing Hardcore

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 9th 2017

Among movies that were emblematic of their eras but fell in perception just below the pantheon level and faded from memory, writer/director Paul Schrader’s Hardcore (1979), despite Schrader’s own re

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Summer Memories

Summer Memories

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 18th 2016

Still on the subject of scenic romantic screen rendezvous between travelers exploring their sexual urges comes another opus opening the same day as Woody Allen’s A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy 34 ye

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A Fabulous Classic

A Fabulous Classic

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 13th 2015

Opening this day 26 years ago, The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) had romance, melody and movie love in its DNA from the start. A passion project for its writer/director Steve Kloves, it took years to g

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