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Peck and King's Darker Western Ride

Peck and King's Darker Western Ride

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 20th 2018

The Big Country (1958) is rightly considered an ambitious adult Western of greater than usual complexity for the genre, a noteworthy credit on the resumés of its two producers, star Gregory Peck

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Genghis Khan's Multitudes

Genghis Khan's Multitudes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 25th 2018

Omar Sharif played two title roles in mammoth movies of 1965, one of which, David Lean’s popular film of Doctor Zhivago,won him a Golden Globe Best Actor Award and cemented a brief but lustrous reign

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July's Pacific Panorama

July's Pacific Panorama

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 23rd 2018

Twilight Time circles the Pacific Rim this July with four compelling widescreen wonders offering their respective and decidedly individual takes on sweeping historical events and romantic relations

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Hathaway's Way

Hathaway's Way

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 13th 2018

In the introduction to his 2016 biography on one of film history’s most respected and facile journeyman directors, Howard N. Pomainville asserts: “To understand Henry Hathaway [1898-1985], one shou

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Three Faces of Hope

Three Faces of Hope

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 28th 2017

Three heartrending performances as tough but tender women who struggle to make the best of their sometimes dire, always challenging circumstances, all coming from the pages of impactful, top-selling

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