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Crude's Deep Drill

Crude's Deep Drill

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 19th 2018

What was on the mind of “issues movie man” Stanley Kramer when he took on a rambunctious period frontier tale of oil wildcatting with the somewhat familiar and reliably intriguing premise of a sturdy,

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A Lighthearted No-Account Bum Amidst the Tortured Antiheroes

A Lighthearted No-Account Bum Amidst the Tortured Antiheroes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 18th 2018

The 1970s was a productive period in movies for the supremely talented George C. Scott (1927-1999), who would have turned 91 today, kicking off the decade with his unimpeachable warrior Patton(his 197

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Cutter Paul and Fogey John

Cutter Paul and Fogey John

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2017

Here’s to the befuddled average guys who cope with life’s tough breaks when the awkward events swirling around them invade their comfort zones and upend their core beliefs. Two class actors who mem

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The Wind Still Blows

The Wind Still Blows

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 24th 2016

Many issues are on voters’ minds as Election Day 2016 nears, one of which, though in a sense generations old, pops up in the campaign rhetoric more often that one would expect in our enlightened 21

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Wind Rush

Wind Rush

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 11th 2016

Debuting theatrically in North America 28 years ago today, When the Wind Blows (1986) was not the first movie of the decade to deal with regular folk facing nuclear annihilation from a U.S.-Soviet a

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