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The Magnificent Agnes

The Magnificent Agnes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 6th 2018

One of the many pleasures afforded by the spiffy new Criterion Blu-ray of Orson Welles’ beautifully mounted, achingly elegiac and shabbily treated film adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons (19

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November Preorders / Reverberant Remains

November Preorders / Reverberant Remains

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 7th 2018

Now that Midterm Elections voting is in the rearview, it’s time to cast ballots for the standout array of historical figures, scalawag scrappers and legendary lawbreakers in the November Twilight Time

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Confederacy of Rebels

Confederacy of Rebels

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 6th 2018

Director Nicholas Ray, fresh from the bold genre reinvention of Johnny Guitar (1954), the box-office success of Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and the critical acclaim of Bigger Than Life (1956), owed a

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Historic November

Historic November

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 20th 2018

No doubt about it: Twilight Time’s three-title November slate is historic, naturally in their period settings but preternaturally in the stature of the talents involved. It marks a welcome-back to tow

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Rebel Rousing Sagas

Rebel Rousing Sagas

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 26th 2017

When director Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause (1955) opened 62 years ago today, with James Dean fans still in a state of reeling despair over his tragic death in an auto accident 27 days prior,

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