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Black Comedy Mother Lode

Black Comedy Mother Lode

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 17th 2016

For over 50 years, Beverly Garland (1926-2008), born 90 years ago today, was a memorable go-to mother for many a TV series, from The Bing Crosby Show and My Three Sons to Scarecrow and Mrs. King an

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Singing Neame's Praises

Singing Neame's Praises

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 22nd 2016

Tomorrow marks what would have been the 105th birthday of a witty British gentleman who wore many cinematic hats – cameraman, cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, director – and who would go on

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Heated Memories

Heated Memories

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 2nd 2016

Having recently caught up with the impressive 2015 thriller Sicario (about an idealistic FBI agent used as a “legal” shield by a covert government task force in the escalating war against drugs aro

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A Long Tradition in Transition: The Detective

A Long Tradition in Transition: The Detective

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 19th 2015

In a world chock-a-block with gritty, boundary-pushing, television crime procedurals, it’s always good to remember that the movies got there first, and New York regularly served as an epicenter for

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