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Commanding Presence

Commanding Presence

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 3rd 2018

The legend still lingers. Charles Bronson (1921-2003), born 97 years ago today, continues to exert his hold on the affections of movie lovers, one of whom, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Carla Meyer, p

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Bronson Birthday Bash

Bronson Birthday Bash

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 3rd 2017

“Charlie represents the quintessential male in the eyes of the audience. The women see strength and toughness mixed with tenderness, while the men see Charlie’s power and his ability to prevail ove

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The Face of Justified Homicide

The Face of Justified Homicide

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 17th 2016

He had been a Hollywood face for 20 years in supporting roles as assorted hoodlums, Native Americans and soldiers, even a potent presence among four of the all-time great male ensembles in movie his

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September Preorders / The Coburn Touch

September Preorders / The Coburn Touch

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 31st 2016

The Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray lineup for a September 13 arrival bristles with rascally fun topicality, heart-racing crime and espionage and above all, an assemblage of marvelous actors (including

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The Law and J. Lee Thompson

The Law and J. Lee Thompson

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 1st 2016

The director of The Guns of Navarone (1961), Cape Fear (1962) and Mackenna’s Gold (1969) was born today 102 years ago, and at the time of the veteran moviemaker’s death, Adrian Turner in The Guard

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