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Labor Day Lineups

Labor Day Lineups

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 3rd 2018

Today’s national holiday, officially established in 1894, celebrates personal labor and honest effort as key embodiments of the American character, and movies have always explored hard work and indivi

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Powerful Words and Concerns

Powerful Words and Concerns

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 16th 2018

This year’s Turner Classic Movies Film Festival, unreeling Thursday April 26 through Sunday April 29 across several venues in Hollywood, carries the sturdy foundational theme of Powerful Words: The

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Oscar Alumni Rolls

Oscar Alumni Rolls

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 8th 2018

The 90th annual bestowal of the Academy Awards® this past Sunday adds a new batch of winners to the rolls of formidable talents, and a hearty historic handful of them are reflected in the Twilight

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Placing Benton's Story

Placing Benton's Story

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 21st 2017

Moviegoers who took a chance and visited an earlier, harder time in America’s past when Places in the Heart (1984) opened 33 years ago today discovered something unexpectedly meaningful: the connec

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Mother's Birthday Wishes

Mother's Birthday Wishes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 12th 2017

The cusp of Mother’s Day weekend also brings the confluence of today marking the birthday of three gifted ladies who played mothers memorably coping with difficult homestead situations in a trio of

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