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Shakespeare for the Season

Shakespeare for the Season

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 6th 2017

If attracted to innovative theatrical productions of William Shakespeare classics with top-flight talents this holiday season, one might take in Simon Russell Beale in the Royal Shakespeare Company

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Let's Make It Again

Let's Make It Again

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 23rd 2016

The Magnificent Seven: 2016 Edition – call it a remake, reinvention, updating, homage, whatever – rides into theatres today and critical, audience and box office reactions will determine whether it

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Six Greats to Celebrate the Fifth

Six Greats to Celebrate the Fifth

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 5th 2016

There’s something magical about this particular birthdate of April 5 in movie history, spawning several tremendous screen talents that are reflective of the diverse content in the Twilight Time hi-

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Claire the Conqueror

Claire the Conqueror

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 15th 2016

Turning 85 today, London-born Claire Bloom has a nearly seven-decade résumé of stage, movie and television roles that few if any working actors can hope to equal. She has collaborated with pantheon

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Richard, Your Sinister Host

Richard, Your Sinister Host

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 29th 2015

In five days, the final season of PBS Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey finally hits North America’s airwaves. The lives and loves of British aristocrats of the entitled class – their extravagances, riva

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