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Heat's Galvanic Glow

Heat's Galvanic Glow

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 15th 2018

Upon being named to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry for preservation as a cultural and artistic treasure in 2011, the brisk and scalding crime thriller benchmark The Big Heat (195

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Glorious Gloria

Glorious Gloria

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 18th 2018

Film noir icon Gloria Grahame, who won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award® for her brief but memorable role as a fluttery and flirty Southern belle wife of a screenwriter in The Bad and the

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Fonda Fonda at 80

Fonda Fonda at 80

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 21st 2017

A powerful presence on movie and television screens for 58 years, Jane Fonda, 80 years old today, says she’s got a renewed energy to move forward in her professional work, family life, charitable ca

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A One-Eyed Director's Three-Dimensionality

A One-Eyed Director's Three-Dimensionality

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 16th 2017

Amassing well over 100 feature film credits as a director across a 50-year span, Raoul Walsh (1887-1980) with astonishing regularity, and through sheer volume of activity would eventually steer mov

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Cat's Championship Casting

Cat's Championship Casting

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 23rd 2017

Would the Western comedy favorite Cat Ballou (1965), which galloped onto movie screens 52 years ago tomorrow and became of its year’s Top 10 box-office hits, have the same audience-pleasing impact

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