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The Powers of Peters

The Powers of Peters

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 2nd 2018

Possessed of a formidable frame, luxuriant voice and commanding presence, it’s no wonder that Brock Peters (1927-2005), born 91 years ago today, is best known for his heartrending, unjustly accused tr

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Adult, Respectable and L-Shaped

Adult, Respectable and L-Shaped

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 28th 2018

When it premiered in the U.S. 55 years ago last night, a rather eloquent and quietly understated movie bore an evocative tagline in its opening ads: “Sex is nota dirty word!” Yet that same ad was ador

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Alternate Actress Awardees

Alternate Actress Awardees

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2018

The final deadline for membership voting on the 90th Academy Awards® for 2017 movies closes next Tuesday, and it’s always interesting to pull out one’s dog-eared copy of film historian Danny Peary’

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December Preorders / Here...Here, Sweet Agnes

December Preorders / Here...Here, Sweet Agnes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 6th 2017

Romantic tales abound to enliven holiday hi-def movie binging this December from the Twilight Time dream factory. Woody Allen delivers madcap Big Apple fun and fantasy. Otto Preminger provides Old

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The L-Shaped Triumph

The L-Shaped Triumph

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 20th 2017

When the startling film adaptation of the daring 1960 Lynne Reid Banks bestseller The L-Shaped Room (1962) debuted in its native Britain 55 years ago today, it was transformative for its star Lesli

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