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May Preorders and Misbehaviors

May Preorders and Misbehaviors

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 9th 2018

From Civil War battlefields to vast Western frontiers, from bustling urban New York neighborhoods to a small-minded Illinois town, May’s Twilight Time titles cover a lot of cinematic ground, historica

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Hilda's Notorious Homecoming

Hilda's Notorious Homecoming

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 9th 2018

By the ripe old age of 27, Jean Simmons had already portrayed many aspects of womanhood on screen, from gawky innocence to stately courtesans to noir femme fatales. When a number of films about worl

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April Preorders / On a Bernstein Birthday Note

April Preorders / On a Bernstein Birthday Note

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 4th 2018

From directors who make movies for the adults in the room – craftsmen like Jacques Demy, Philip Dunne, Martin Ritt and Paul Schrader – come four provocative examinations of how human fallibility sh

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The Fractured '50s in Black-and-White Cinemascope (2): Blue Denim

The Fractured '50s in Black-and-White Cinemascope (2): Blue Denim

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 28th 2018

The generation gap between teenagers and their adult mentors cropped up in many movie variations throughout the decade. Those that commanded more attention were of the variety exemplified by the two

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May's American Parade

May's American Parade

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 26th 2018

An ambitious silent-era Civil War epic that changed moviemaking forever – and still challenges audiences with its raw and innovative film techniques in a visceral storytelling mode still agonizingl

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