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Actor of Choice: John Carradine

Actor of Choice: John Carradine

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 5th 2018

Born 112 years ago today, “John Carradine [1906-1988], the historical figure, looms larger than the man himself. He is remembered as one of cinema’s greatest character actors and the patriarch of a

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Georgia on Their Mind

Georgia on Their Mind

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 3rd 2017

Making note of today’s National Georgia Day observance, it’s only fitting that movie lovers should celebrate the state as the Southeastern U.S. center of film and television production it has become

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The Andrews Enigma

The Andrews Enigma

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 2nd 2017

Welcome to 2017. The year just passed would likely not earn glowing reviews for its performance, and during his lifetime of sturdy and compelling characterizations, the quietly great Dana Andrews (

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Summer Starbursts: Baxter and Edwards

Summer Starbursts: Baxter and Edwards

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 16th 2016

August marks the cherished annual Turner Classic Movies month-long institution “Summer Under the Stars,” with each 24-hour day populated by films featuring one actor or actress, ranging from panthe

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Sense and Sensibility and Swamps

Sense and Sensibility and Swamps

Posted by Mike Fnnegan on Oct 23rd 2015

Twenty years ago, Jane Austen was an in-demand scribe indeed. The six-hour BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth as Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, pre

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