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The Indelible Mr. Duvall

The Indelible Mr. Duvall

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 5th 2019

In The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, historian David Thomson ruminates that “Robert Duvall has worked harder than any of his star contemporaries. He seems likely to remain a treasured support,

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Legendary Convergence

Legendary Convergence

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 27th 2018

In stories both intimate and grand, the big-screen Western was enjoying a resurgence in the early 1990s. Close on the heels of the Academy Award®-winning box-office triumphs Dances with Wolves (199

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Burt's Law and Order Statement

Burt's Law and Order Statement

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 4th 2017

Burt Lancaster: An American Life author Kate Buford discusses the career crossroads at which the Academy Award®-winning actor-producer found himself as the 1960s drew to a close: “In holding to a q

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Personal to Private to Killer

Personal to Private to Killer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 16th 2016

Opening in New York 41 years ago tomorrow, director Sam Peckinpah’s The Killer Elite (1975) – prescient in its themes of moral corruption and malevolent unlawful activity in high places during that

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Chasing Arthur Penn

Chasing Arthur Penn

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 27th 2016

On what today would have been the 94th birthday of the great stage and screen director Arthur Penn (1922-2010), we live in an America roiled by ideological rifts that regularly bring combative urge

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