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The Reluctant Emperor

The Reluctant Emperor

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 17th 2017

Being the most acclaimed and in-demand actor in movies didn’t sit well with Marlon Brando in his banner year of 1954. Although his iconic performance as On the Waterfront’s New York longshoreman Te

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Romantic Rebels

Romantic Rebels

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 14th 2017

Across nearly a century, each new film or TV adaptation of Emily Brontë’s romantic gothic classic Wuthering Heights, first published in 1847 (a year before its author died at age 30) and initially

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Désirée’s Alluring Charms

Désirée’s Alluring Charms

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 15th 2016

Despite reviews of the Annemarie Selinko source novel by several book reviewers touting it as one of the most dazzling exercises in historical fiction since Gone with the Wind, the movie of Désirée

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Magnificent Merle

Magnificent Merle

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 4th 2016

Turner Classic Movies’ star of the month for March is one of the screen’s great beauties, Merle Oberon (1911-1979), and starting tonight and on the next three Fridays, two-dozen of her movies, seve

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