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Firing on All Cylinders: Man Hunt

Firing on All Cylinders: Man Hunt

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 13th 2017

German expatriate Fritz Lang didn’t initiate his sixth American film. It was a Twentieth Century Fox project that the studio first offered to its then-resident master moviemaker John Ford, who pass

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A Consummate, Disquieting Road Movie

A Consummate, Disquieting Road Movie

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 23rd 2017

Though it opened 43 years ago this week, a certain movie that seemed quite emblematic of its era has later emerged as quite something else. Indeed, the venerated movie critic, historian and filmmak

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Heated Memories

Heated Memories

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 2nd 2016

Having recently caught up with the impressive 2015 thriller Sicario (about an idealistic FBI agent used as a “legal” shield by a covert government task force in the escalating war against drugs aro

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Holliday Holidays

Holliday Holidays

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 28th 2015

’Twas the day after Christmas 1950 when a late holiday present was delivered to New York moviegoers: the film version of Garson Kanin’s hit Broadway comedy Born Yesterday. Inside the box was a gift

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