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Jeff's Journeys

Jeff's Journeys

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 4th 2017

The invaluable Jeff Bridges, celebrating his 68th birthday today, enjoyed a relatively quiet 2017 on movie screens (unlike his commanding, award-honored lawman performance in last year’s Hell or Hig

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A Consummate, Disquieting Road Movie

A Consummate, Disquieting Road Movie

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 23rd 2017

Though it opened 43 years ago this week, a certain movie that seemed quite emblematic of its era has later emerged as quite something else. Indeed, the venerated movie critic, historian and filmmak

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Clint by the Numbers

Clint by the Numbers

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 31st 2016

When Clint Eastwood turned 44 on this date, his new action thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) began its second week of release as the #1 box office hit. With three turns in the directing cha

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The Distractions of Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

The Distractions of Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 24th 2016

To eminent film critic and Clint Eastwood biographer Richard Schickel, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) is “possibly the most forgotten of Clint’s better movies…a loose, wry, genre blend – a road m

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