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Birthday Triple Threat

Birthday Triple Threat

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 4th 2018

Most movies often deepen their texture – or if you will, their character – from the compelling character actors they employ. Three of the best share a birthday today, as well as the touch of class the

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Inspired Primitivism to Close Out Your Summer

Inspired Primitivism to Close Out Your Summer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 29th 2018

“An uncommonly nonsensical cops-and-crooks movie” that blew unceremoniously into New York neighborhood theaters 45 years ago today, The Stone Killer (1973), the third of six collaborations betwee

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From Sicilian Vespers to Stone Killers

From Sicilian Vespers to Stone Killers

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 10th 2017

As directed by Don Siegel and headed by Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry (1971) proved to be a touchstone movie in its depiction of a no-nonsense, unblinking detective that gets the job done in the face

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Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Hombre: Still Tough and Terrific at Age 50

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 21st 2017

The last of Paul Newman’s three iconic mid-1960s “H” roles that started with Hud (1963) and continued with Harper (1966) took moviegoers on a tense and absorbing ride that opened 50 years ago today

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Frankly Outspoken

Frankly Outspoken

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 13th 2015

Born 95 years ago tomorrow, Irving Ravetch (1920-2010) was a team player whose screenplay collaborations with his wife Harriet Frank Jr. (still with us at age 98) resulted in several profoundly movi

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