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Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 29th 2017

According to Janet L. Meyer’s 1998 Sydney Pollack: A Critical Filmography chapter on Bobby Deerfield (1977), which opened in theaters 40 years ago today, actor and auto racing enthusiast Paul Newma

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From Street Corner to Center Stage

From Street Corner to Center Stage

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 25th 2017

American stage and screen acting dynamo Al Pacino turns 77 today and 50 years in the public eye has brought him a long way. As recounted in Al Pacino: In Conversation with Lawrence Grobel, on the o

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Sydney and Al Take a Risk

Sydney and Al Take a Risk

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 25th 2016

Romance movies ran the gamut in 1977 from contemporary New York comedy (Annie Hall, The Goodbye Girl) to potboiling wartime thrillers (The Other Side of Midnight) to youthful awakenings (First Love

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