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Far-Out Forum Funny Business

Far-Out Forum Funny Business

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 17th 2019

It’s too early to determine if 2019 will be as bumpy a ride as last year. If one subscribes to the belief that laughter is the best medicine, then New York’s premier repertory venue Film Forum begins

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The Out-of-Their-Depths Gang

The Out-of-Their-Depths Gang

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 15th 2018

“Nobody’s perfect” is the final line of dialogue in what’s regarded one of the most perfect period movie comedies ever made, the Billy Wilder/I.A.L. Diamond Some Like It Hot (1959). Nobody’s Perfec

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Gratitude for Mike

Gratitude for Mike

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 6th 2017

Lasting legacies in any field have their ups and downs, and that of the extraordinary director/producer/comedian/ mentor-of-careers Mike Nichols (1931-2014), born 86 years ago today, was no excepti

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September Preorders / The Frame of the Rose

September Preorders / The Frame of the Rose

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 6th 2017

Twilight Time gallops into fall with three thrilling examples of the Western genre from skilled directors, bridging the traditional and the revisionist, and featuring stars that added luster to any

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Beatty Rules

Beatty Rules

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 23rd 2016

Hollywood lion Warren Beatty returns to movie theaters today in the aptly-titled Rules Don’t Apply, marking his 23rd screen appearance as an actor, 10th foray as a producer, 6th time out as credited

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