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Kingpin Eras

Kingpin Eras

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 8th 2017

Sixty-eight years ago, Bosley Crowther of The New York Times filed his assessment of “a rip-roaring film” that opened on this date, emphasizing: “We have carefully used that descriptive as the tag

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Richard and John: Superb Leads, Solid Supports

Richard and John: Superb Leads, Solid Supports

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 10th 2017

Tonight’s double bill of restored 35mm print screenings during the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s 2017 four-week Festival of Preservation showcases hard-hitting 1948 works starring two favorite

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Joanne and Suzanne

Joanne and Suzanne

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 31st 2017

Two fondly remembered women who held their own with gusto on screen with virile leading men on screen mark birthdays today. West Virginia-born Joanne Dru (1922-1996), would have been 95, made a vivi

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Vying for Your Vote

Vying for Your Vote

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 8th 2016

Election Day 2016 today marks the climax of an unpredictable, white-knuckle Presidential contest between candidates for whom large swaths of the electorate have suspicions of unscrupulous behind-th

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