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The Unfathomable Jeanne

The Unfathomable Jeanne

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 23rd 2017

“It is her appearance that makes her so immediately compelling: that tenebrous face and those dark unsmiling eyes. Among movie stars, the decisive factor – the dividing line between effectiveness a

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October Preorders / Windom's Way

October Preorders / Windom's Way

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 28th 2016

It’s a month of racing trains, heart-pounding terror and Texas-sized tension coming down the hi-def Blu-ray tracks originating from Twilight Time and reaching their final destination inside movie lo

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A Jarre-ing Train Trip

A Jarre-ing Train Trip

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 13th 2016

With just four film collaborations with director David Lean, Lyon-born Maurice Jarre (1924-2009), born 92 years ago today, would command a secure place among the greatest film composers. Lawrence o

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Lancaster's Meaningful Thing

Lancaster's Meaningful Thing

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 8th 2016

When Thomas E. Gaddis’s Birdman of Alcatraz, the biography of a convicted murderer (1890-1963) who became a world-renowned ornithologist for his studies of avian behavior and diseases while serving

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The Marvin/Frankenheimer Birthday Express

The Marvin/Frankenheimer Birthday Express

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 19th 2016

Born six years apart on this day, two native New Yorkers, one an Oscar®-winning actor of direct and powerful manliness and the other a premier director of action and conspiratorial suspense, were n

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