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Bittersweet Poetry

Bittersweet Poetry

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 11th 2019

Following the film’s New York premiere a half-century ago today, the New York Post’s Archer Winsten would report: “Model Shop [1969] is an American-made film, firmly rooted in Los Angeles but wri

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A Master Class in Filmmaking

A Master Class in Filmmaking

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 2nd 2019

As she approaches her 82nd birthday at month’s end, acting eminence Vanessa Redgrave abides. Courtesy of Cohen Media Group, two opportunities to watch her cast her spell are occupying theaters: a spar

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Blazing Brandon

Blazing Brandon

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 7th 2018

Many of the promotional interviews that Brandon Lee did for his first solo-starring action vehicle Rapid Fire (1992) centered on his famous father, martial arts immortal Bruce Lee (1940-1973), and rig

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1969: A Love Odyssey

1969: A Love Odyssey

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 2nd 2018

At the start of April 1968, Gary Lockwood would be lost in space – and forever burnished in the cinematic firmament – as one of two astronaut wayfarers in the newly premiering Stanley Kubrick sci-fi m

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Meet the Parents, 50 Years Apart

Meet the Parents, 50 Years Apart

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 12th 2017

Times change, stories evolve, traditions are shaken and perhaps shattered, relevant commentaries are made on the times we live in. Take the framing device of an independent-minded white girl bringi

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