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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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Magnificent Obsessions

Magnificent Obsessions

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 26th 2018

Seventy-one years ago this fall, Charlton Heston (1923-2008), not yet a formidable player of huge historical and literary figures on the stage and screen, was a hungry young actor fresh out of World W

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The Crafty, Celebrated Candidate

The Crafty, Celebrated Candidate

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 1st 2018

The country’s been in a respectfully funerary state of mind these past few days as giants in entertainment and governmental service have left us and been feted for their abiding legacies. When a frail

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Jewels of July

Jewels of July

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 19th 2018

From our cinematically curatorial colleagues at the Classic Flix and Flicker Alley labels, whose marvelous movie releases – from classic silents to influential films noir to the one-of-a-kind Cinerama

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Newman's Coming into His Own

Newman's Coming into His Own

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 26th 2018

On today’s 93rd birthday of the revered screen icon Paul Newman (1925-2008), fans are thankful for his legacy of 57 performances in feature films both monumental and somewhat less meritorious betwe

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