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Emma's Writing Sense

Emma's Writing Sense

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 13th 2018

When Jane Austen’s first novel was published in 1811, writing and printing were laborious processes, as there were no personal computers with word-processing and format-emulating programs galore from

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Intimate Country Origins of a Large 30-Year Screen Career

Intimate Country Origins of a Large 30-Year Screen Career

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 11th 2017

This year, Belfast-born stage and screen stalwart Kenneth Branagh, who turned 57 yesterday, proved with deft dispatch he could be valiantly heroic in uniform and slyly flamboyant at sleuthing in th

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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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Natasha's Country Idyll

Natasha's Country Idyll

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 11th 2017

Without a doubt upon marking what would have been her 54th birthday today, Natasha Richardson (1963-2009) left behind a rich legacy of vivid and affecting performances before her tragically early de

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Capturing a Leisurely Summer in Haste

Capturing a Leisurely Summer in Haste

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 14th 2016

Now that we’re post-Labor Day with only a week left in summer, consider this time 30 years ago, when the cast and creative team had to pack as much ingenuity and filmmaking innovation humanly possi

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