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A Justified Voice

A Justified Voice

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 20th 2019

His voice was distinctive, direct, dramatic when needed – and always, an invitation to pay attention for something worthwhile. Thankfully, behind it was an unfailingly alert and engaged mind fixed on

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Personal and Powerful

Personal and Powerful

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 14th 2018

Filmmaking of a soulful, personal and powerful kind is rare: a current example is director/co-writer Spike Lee’s BlackkKlansman, which combines deft storytelling and period/modern-day commentary

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July Preorders / Feeling One's Oates

July Preorders / Feeling One's Oates

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 5th 2018

Twilight Time in July is where historical epic consequentialness bumps up against everyday struggles to stay alive, where horrors of war share space with the wounds of romance, all in diverse Pacific

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Harve's Unsung Glory

Harve's Unsung Glory

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 14th 2017

He began the 1960s on Broadway proclaiming in a booming baritone how he’d never say no to The Unsinkable Molly Brown of Tammy Grimes and closed out the decade defiantly calling the wind Maria as the

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Glory's Story

Glory's Story

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 7th 2017

When The Glory Guys (1965) opened 52 years ago today, Western films were still a thriving moviegoing staple. At this point in the year, Sam Peckinpah’s Major Dundee and Burt Kennedy’s The Rounders w

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