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Hail Hal

Hail Hal

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 13th 2018

Opening last weekend in New York and Friday in Los Angeles, the documentary profile Hal is “a most welcome reassessment of one of the most important figures in 1970s Hollywood” (Todd McCarthy, Th

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The Ashby Decade

The Ashby Decade

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 2nd 2016

Seven films from the ’70s – The Landlord (1970), Harold and Maude (1971), The Last Detail (1973), Shampoo (1975), Bound for Glory (1976), Coming Home (1978), Being There (1979) – comprise one remar

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Very Good, Mr. Wexler

Very Good, Mr. Wexler

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 27th 2015

In an 2012 interview he gave to film journalist Trevor Hogg at www.flickeringmyth.com, Haskell Wexler, who died Sunday at age 93, was as simultaneously plain-spoken and eloquent as ever describing h

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A Wild Card Made for You and Me

A Wild Card Made for You and Me

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 7th 2015

The United Artists distribution team had quite a winning hand of cards to deal to theaters for the 1976 holiday season, all in their way rabble-rousers. The Sidney Lumet-Paddy Chayefsky collaborati

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