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Alice Out of a Cannon

Alice Out of a Cannon

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 4th 2018

As she turns 81 today, the vivacious Dyan Cannon – in addition to her credentials as a writer/producer/director and singer/songwriter – is perhaps best known as a gifted actress with a glorious gif

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The Risk in the Detail

The Risk in the Detail

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 15th 2015

To be or not to be…Johnny Hooker or Billy Buddusky? Jack Nicholson liked both scripts he was offered, those of The Sting (1973) and The Last Detail (1973), but he opted for the latter because he fou

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Wrestling with Lenny

Wrestling with Lenny

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 10th 2015

Lenny (1974) is the cinematic equivalent of a wrestling match, with the competition fierce between three ferocious creative sensibilities for supremacy throughout: self-destructive comedic legend L

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The Story of Adéle’s Heat

The Story of Adéle’s Heat

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 8th 2015

Forty years ago today, François Truffaut’s poetic, passionate and critically acclaimed The Story of Adéle H (1975) opened in France and crossed the ocean to North America – much like its driven tit

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