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Last of Their Kind

Last of Their Kind

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 10th 2015

There is always fascination in historical studies – and moviemaking – that depict “the last of their kind.” The lavish and inescapably fascinating Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), which premiered in

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A Window to the Past and the Future: Inherit the Wind

A Window to the Past and the Future: Inherit the Wind

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 25th 2015

As today marks the dark anniversary of the issuance of the 1947 Waldorf Statement that launched the Hollywood Blacklist, it seems appropriate on the eve of Thanksgiving to champion personal freedom

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Yamada's Twilight Saga

Yamada's Twilight Saga

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 2nd 2015

Upon its opening in its native Japan this day 13 years ago, The Twilight Samurai (2002) was judged a high watermark for its director Yôji Yamada, who’d been making films for over 40 years but was l

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Goodwill in Bad Times: Raining Stones

Goodwill in Bad Times: Raining Stones

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 7th 2015

Pope Francis I’s recent visit to the U.S. reinforced the Catholic Church’s outreach to uplift the poor and downtrodden. Pundits have disagreed on the effects of the pontiff’s pilgrimage, particularl

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Actor of Range: Christopher Walken

Actor of Range: Christopher Walken

Posted by Twilight Time on Aug 24th 2015

He sings and dances, is a boon to celebrity impersonators and exudes menace like no other theater and film actor. Christopher Walken’s 40-year movie career is marked by violent shocks and comic surp

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