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Melody Masters

Melody Masters

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 29th 2018

Memorable movie music is baked into the Twilight Time DNA, so today’s birthday convergence of four mighty maestros is duly and worthily noted…and notated.Equipped with a deep background as an opera co

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May Preorders and Misbehaviors

May Preorders and Misbehaviors

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 9th 2018

From Civil War battlefields to vast Western frontiers, from bustling urban New York neighborhoods to a small-minded Illinois town, May’s Twilight Time titles cover a lot of cinematic ground, historica

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Birth's Directorial Ranks

Birth's Directorial Ranks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 8th 2018

The Birth of a Nation (1915), as alternately fantastic and morally repellent an accomplishment as it is, sits atop the resumé of its director/co-producer/co-writer D.W. Griffith, but this benchmark mo

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Astonishing, Repulsive, Too Important to Miss

Astonishing, Repulsive, Too Important to Miss

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 7th 2018

Certain movies require viewer preparation and context, none more so than D.W. Griffith’s monumental Civil War and Reconstruction-era classic The Birth of a Nation (1915), an epic-sized “roadshow

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A Tale of Two Parkers

A Tale of Two Parkers

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 6th 2016

General audiences will finally get the chance to evaluate Nate Parker’s critically-acclaimed The Birth of a Nation (2016) tomorrow, and the powerful craft behind its brutal imagery, as well as inter

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