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The Beatrice Effect

The Beatrice Effect

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 2nd 2018

Earlier this week marked what would have been the 60th wedding anniversary of an authentic show-business power couple, Joanne Woodward (who will turn 88 at month’s end, now frail and reportedly suf

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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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Exodus: Its First and Subsequent Years

Exodus: Its First and Subsequent Years

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 15th 2017

Fifty-seven years ago tonight, producer/director Otto Preminger’s massive and sweeping film adaptation of Exodus (1960), Leon Uris’s 1958 historical novel set during the tumultuous early years of th

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February Starts Spreading the News

February Starts Spreading the News

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 21st 2017

Four Big Apple tales – lighthearted, heartrending and nerve-frying, depending on your proclivities – comprise the Twilight Time four-film February bill of fare. Like the major metropolitan area in

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