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Contemplating Connery

Contemplating Connery

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 25th 2017

It’s been 14 years since today’s 87th birthday honoree Sean Connery has been seen in a live-action role but he abides and endures as a bona-fide movie legend since he first hit cinema screens 60 ye

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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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Making Russia Personal

Making Russia Personal

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 22nd 2016

As we progress through this Russian winter of ongoing debate as to whether or not certain e-mail hacking activities influenced the now-electorally-settled U.S. Presidential race and the high stakes

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Houses of le Carré

Houses of le Carré

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 8th 2016

Next month, fans of 84-year-old espionage master John le Carré will be in clover with two screen adaptations about civilians trapped in the crossfire between British and Russian spymasters and crim

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A Fabulous Classic

A Fabulous Classic

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 13th 2015

Opening this day 26 years ago, The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) had romance, melody and movie love in its DNA from the start. A passion project for its writer/director Steve Kloves, it took years to g

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