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Another Woman's Fascination

Another Woman's Fascination

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 13th 2017

Tomorrow night’s New York Film Festival world premiere of Woody Allen’s new film Wonder Wheel coincides with the 29th anniversary of the arrival of another serious-minded Allen study of disappointed

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Jewison's Sporting Effort

Jewison's Sporting Effort

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 26th 2017

Rollerball (1975), which smashed into theaters 42 years ago yesterday with its then-futuristic vision of a violence-soaked sport that’s a tool of multinational corporations to mind-numb the masses,

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Voices in Conversation

Voices in Conversation

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 30th 2017

Thanks to the generous access he’s had and considerable time spent talking with Woody Allen across four decades, author Eric Lax has produced three insightful books about the prolific writer/directo

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Playing Catchup

Playing Catchup

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 24th 2016

Forty-one years after its brutal, unsparing action spilled across movie screens that summer, Rollerball (1975) endures as a valuable, prescient clarion call wrapped in futuristic sci-fi trappings. T

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House of Ryan

House of Ryan

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 11th 2015

How fitting that Robert Ryan (1909-1973) was born on this day, which would later come to be known as Veteran’s Day. He had been a Dartmouth-educated boxer before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps

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