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Impressive Expresses

Impressive Expresses

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 7th 2017

On Friday, the lavishly appointed, star-adorned new movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express powers into movie theaters dressed to the nines with 65mm lensing and jazzed up

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Georgia on Their Mind

Georgia on Their Mind

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 3rd 2017

Making note of today’s National Georgia Day observance, it’s only fitting that movie lovers should celebrate the state as the Southeastern U.S. center of film and television production it has become

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The Comeback of Conrack

The Comeback of Conrack

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 27th 2017

When Conrack (1974), the first film adaptation of Pat Conroy’s 1972 memoir The Water Is Wide, opened theatrically 43 years ago today, critical and audience reaction was muted, despite the best effo

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Unstoppable Lion

Unstoppable Lion

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 21st 2016

Thirty years apart, celebrated Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky directed visually captivating movies in which a tight group of desperate characters are thrown together by overwhelming events,

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Conrack's Lessons

Conrack's Lessons

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 28th 2016

When it opened in theatres 42 years ago yesterday, the film version of Pat Conroy’s The Water Is Wide, in keeping with the rhythm of its off-coastal South Carolina island setting, churned up ripple

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