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The Indelible Mr. Duvall

The Indelible Mr. Duvall

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 5th 2019

In The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, historian David Thomson ruminates that “Robert Duvall has worked harder than any of his star contemporaries. He seems likely to remain a treasured support,

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Labor Day Lineups

Labor Day Lineups

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 3rd 2018

Today’s national holiday, officially established in 1894, celebrates personal labor and honest effort as key embodiments of the American character, and movies have always explored hard work and indivi

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Poisonous Path

Poisonous Path

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 19th 2017

Its two attractive star leads had commercial and critical cachet, its writer and director were considered rising talents to watch and its executive producer’s most recent credit was a Best Picture

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Bisset Begins Her Long Ride

Bisset Begins Her Long Ride

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 13th 2017

Ever elegant and compelling to watch, British-born, globally valued Jacqueline Bisset turns 73 today, and she’s thankfully still busy on movie screens in the current U.S. release 9/11 (co-starring

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A Loner's Toughest Case

A Loner's Toughest Case

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 29th 2017

This “adult look at a police detective” was going to be tough, all right. And its star and producing influence, the powerhouse known as Frank Sinatra, saw to that. Despite critical brickbats, The D

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