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Plimpton's Progress

Plimpton's Progress

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 16th 2017

Thirty-two years ago, her greatest fame was as one of The Goonies (1985). As she today turns 47, Martha Plimpton has become so much more: a stage and screen actress of distinction with three Tony®

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Another Woman's Fascination

Another Woman's Fascination

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 13th 2017

Tomorrow night’s New York Film Festival world premiere of Woody Allen’s new film Wonder Wheel coincides with the 29th anniversary of the arrival of another serious-minded Allen study of disappointed

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Voices in Conversation

Voices in Conversation

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 30th 2017

Thanks to the generous access he’s had and considerable time spent talking with Woody Allen across four decades, author Eric Lax has produced three insightful books about the prolific writer/directo

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The Ritt Stuff

The Ritt Stuff

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 8th 2016

When Martin Ritt (1914-1990) died 26 years ago today, it meant that the last of his 26 theatrical features was the one released to poor critical and box-office response just 10 months prior, Stanle

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