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Birthday Double Dynamite

Birthday Double Dynamite

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 17th 2018

Both share enduring movie careers highlighted by two Academy Awards® for acting and admired forays into directing, and have worked together on screen. Each has forged individual paths in social and po

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April Preorders / On a Bernstein Birthday Note

April Preorders / On a Bernstein Birthday Note

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 4th 2018

From directors who make movies for the adults in the room – craftsmen like Jacques Demy, Philip Dunne, Martin Ritt and Paul Schrader – come four provocative examinations of how human fallibility sh

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The Uncommon Mr. Ritt

The Uncommon Mr. Ritt

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 2nd 2018

The 26-movie legacy of director Martin Ritt (1914-1990), born 104 years ago today, utilized virtuosic acting, writing and technical talent as varied as they come, but film buffs and scholars have a

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Finest Zero Hour

Finest Zero Hour

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 28th 2018

It’s easy to forget that Zero Mostel (1915-1977), whose 103rd birthday is today, wasn’t always, as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Fiddler on the Roof producer Harold Prince cal

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