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Les Looker Dangereuse

Les Looker Dangereuse

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 8th 2018

Killer looks were a key propellant of the enduring career of the handsome international screen icon Alain Delon, who turns 83 today and said in a GQ interview earlier this year that the coming 20

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Rogue Operatives

Rogue Operatives

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 18th 2018

Today in movie history marks the opening-day anniversary of two disparate movies, each with dark undertones and driven by lead characters that strategize, improvise, deal with desperate circumstance

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Glory (?) Train

Glory (?) Train

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 17th 2018

“It carried them to the peak of glory…It will carry you to the peak of adventure!” That opening day copy for the full-page ad heralding the New York premiere of director John Frankenheimer’s World W

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Simon Says Volumes

Simon Says Volumes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 10th 2017

In The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, David Thomson writes: “When people see Boudu Sauvé des Eaux/Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932, Jean Renoir) or L’Atalante (1934, Jean Vigo) for the first t

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Six Degrees of Scorpio Connections

Six Degrees of Scorpio Connections

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 19th 2017

The age of institutional paranoia and conspiratorial malevolence was coming into full cinematic flower in the early 1970s, and one espionage thriller arrived on the cusp of it all. Opening in theate

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