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Ready to Ride Again

Ready to Ride Again

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 15th 2019

Welcome to the outlaw territory of movie remakes, where a later version of an all-time classic virtually never gets the love and respect accorded the original iteration. Such a fate befell the combina

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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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Game for a Brannigan

Game for a Brannigan

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 25th 2016

John Wayne had just turned 67 when he reported for work in London to shoot the bulk of Brannigan (1975) in the summer of 1974. In a city full of imposing monuments and enduring institutions, the D

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Mirror Images of Fatherland / Memories of Maureen

Mirror Images of Fatherland / Memories of Maureen

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 26th 2015

Directed by Ken Loach (Land and Freedom, Jimmy’s Hall) and written by Trevor Griffiths (Comedians, Reds), Fatherland (1986), shown in the U.S. as Singing the Blues in Red, is a cinematic hall of mir

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