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Police Story (2): Cutting to the Chase

Police Story (2): Cutting to the Chase

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 6th 2018

Producer Philip D’Antoni and stunt coordinator Bill Hickman hit box-office paydirt with two action-packed cop thrillers that became instantly iconic while burning a lot of rubber: Bullitt (1968) an

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The Criminal Class of March

The Criminal Class of March

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 18th 2017

Crime, punishment and the gritty gray areas in between fuel an exciting March Twilight Time gangland of four tough, terrific movies. The earliest of the quartet marks three firsts: Marilyn Monroe i

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Authoritatively Bad Oldman

Authoritatively Bad Oldman

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 3rd 2017

This year the chameleon-like Gary Oldman will traffic in authority figures. This summer he plays a sinister dictator in the action comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, due in August and starring the promi

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Making Russia Personal

Making Russia Personal

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 22nd 2016

As we progress through this Russian winter of ongoing debate as to whether or not certain e-mail hacking activities influenced the now-electorally-settled U.S. Presidential race and the high stakes

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Criminally Minded Medak

Criminally Minded Medak

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 19th 2016

Forty-four years ago this month heralded the London premieres of two daring and provocative movie adaptations of black comedy plays that challenged and yet cheered audiences with their skillful jugg

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