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Guilded Circle

Guilded Circle

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 11th 2018

Congratulations go to today’s announced nominees for the 70th annual Director Guild of America Awards for achievement in 2017 Feature Film and First-Time Feature Film. By way of paying tribute to t

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Kingpin Eras

Kingpin Eras

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 8th 2017

Sixty-eight years ago, Bosley Crowther of The New York Times filed his assessment of “a rip-roaring film” that opened on this date, emphasizing: “We have carefully used that descriptive as the tag

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The Prides of March

The Prides of March

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 31st 2017

Born in Racine, Wisconsin, 120 years ago today, Fred Bickel – professional name Fredric March (1897-1975) – “is a good instance of the durable leading man, much relied upon by major studios, but ne

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Rossen's Great Quest

Rossen's Great Quest

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 28th 2017

Midway through the 12 years between his two best-loved and Oscar®-honored studies of driven men rising to and falling from the top of the heap – All the King’s Men (1949, available on Twilight Time

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Richard and John: Superb Leads, Solid Supports

Richard and John: Superb Leads, Solid Supports

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 10th 2017

Tonight’s double bill of restored 35mm print screenings during the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s 2017 four-week Festival of Preservation showcases hard-hitting 1948 works starring two favorite

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