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Way to Go, Joe

Way to Go, Joe

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 9th 2018

“You think I’m funny?…Funny, ha-ha?...Like a clown?...Do I amuse you?” Actually, GoodFellas Academy Award® winner and Jersey boy Joe Pesci, turning 75 today, has been funny and scary and hapless and

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Carradine's Two Rail Rides

Carradine's Two Rail Rides

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 8th 2017

David Carradine (1936-2009), who would have turned 81 today, confided in his 1995 autobiography Endless Highway that his casting as union organizer-turned-outlaw Big Bill Shelly in the Roger Corman

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Joe and Tom's Hilarious Head Trip

Joe and Tom's Hilarious Head Trip

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 27th 2017

As director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro embark on production next month of The Irishman, the moviemaker’s eagerly anticipated return to the gangster genre adapting Charles Brandt’s boo

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Railway Connections

Railway Connections

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 15th 2017

When it opened 45 years ago yesterday, Boxcar Bertha (1972), starring Barbara Hershey as a seductive Depression-era Arkansas train robber outlaw and David Carradine as her messianic union agitator

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The Circling Ballhaus Camera

The Circling Ballhaus Camera

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 14th 2017

There are a number of great films that crystallize the brilliant fusion of golden-hour lighting and alternately intimate and wide-shot compositional characterization marking the work of the great B

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