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Traveling in Texas by Foote

Traveling in Texas by Foote

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 12th 2019

Set in the author’s native Texas, The Traveling Lady, a play by Horton Foote (1916-2009), about the wife and daughter of a ne’er-do-well dreamer newly released from jail and their personal struggles t

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Interesting Rather Than Big: Sam Waterston

Interesting Rather Than Big: Sam Waterston

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 15th 2017

Though he may occasionally venture onto the dark side playing calculating bastards in projects like Heaven’s Gate (1980) and Miss Sloane (2016), stage thespian-turned-screen favorite Sam Waterston,

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A Loving Lunar Swan Song

A Loving Lunar Swan Song

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 24th 2017

The moon cast a beatific and unifying spell across America this past week when it crossed paths with the sun and, for a brief time, awakened a cosmic sense of wonder in a citizenry that sought a mo

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The Coming-to-Life Movie

The Coming-to-Life Movie

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 2nd 2017

In evaluations of the varied 20 theatrical features he made across a 34-year span following a productive decade in directing dozens of noteworthy “golden age” television dramas, Robert Mulligan (192

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Peculiarities on Parade

Peculiarities on Parade

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 30th 2016

With the annual run-up to Halloween underway, director Tim Burton’s latest big screen venture Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based on Ransom Riggs’ 2011 young adult novel about a have

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