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Cinderella Scribe

Cinderella Scribe

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 12th 2018

Forty-five years ago this week, former high school English teacher and Navy veteran Darryl Ponicsan enjoyed the rare and exciting experience of having a pair of movies open in theaters based on two of

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Hail Hal

Hail Hal

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 13th 2018

Opening last weekend in New York and Friday in Los Angeles, the documentary profile Hal is “a most welcome reassessment of one of the most important figures in 1970s Hollywood” (Todd McCarthy, Th

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Forum Quorum

Forum Quorum

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 13th 2018

New York City’s repertory showcase theater Film Forum reopened this month after a facility upgrade process that yielded an additional screen and more hospitable accommodations for the faithful audienc

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Celebrating Liberty

Celebrating Liberty

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 4th 2018

With the notion of liberty top of mind on today’s Independence Day Holiday, you’re invited to revisit a time when mainstream, star-driven studio movies captured life honestly in the moment and did not

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Jones for James

Jones for James

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 29th 2018

Yesterday, Memorial Day tributes were paid throughout the country to the men and women of the armed forces who gave their lives in service. Today, a 98th birthday salute is offered to a beloved charac

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