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The Dirty Truth

The Dirty Truth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 22nd 2017

When he was persuaded by producer Harry Saltzman to take over direction of the nihilistic World War II North Africa campaign action saga Play Dirty (1969) from original assignee René Clemént, the

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The Troops of October

The Troops of October

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 17th 2017

Swashbucklers, cutthroats, soldiers of fortune and Western revisionism are present in spades in Twilight Time’s mighty four-film October package delivery. The roughneck roster includes Tyrone Power

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April Remakes

April Remakes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 7th 2017

Going in Style, opening in theaters nationwide today, is part of a long Hollywood tradition of remakes whose material is “refreshed” and “restyled” with a later generation of actors and its plot ab

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The Impact of Zulu

The Impact of Zulu

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 17th 2016

By the time it opened on America’s movie screens 52 years ago today, the historical action tale Zulu (1964) had already been a box-office sensation in its native England for nearly five months. This

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Endfield's Sound and Fury

Endfield's Sound and Fury

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 13th 2016

With nearly two-dozen features to his credit, American-born Cy Endfield rose out of poverty-row studio filmmaking to become a promising director of daring films with topical themes and a progressive

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