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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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The Fractured '50s in Black-and-White Cinemascope (2): Blue Denim

The Fractured '50s in Black-and-White Cinemascope (2): Blue Denim

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 28th 2018

The generation gap between teenagers and their adult mentors cropped up in many movie variations throughout the decade. Those that commanded more attention were of the variety exemplified by the two

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Power Pony Player

Power Pony Player

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 19th 2016

One of Twentieth Century-Fox’s 1952 Christmas season gifts to moviegoers – a diverse assortment that included the musical biopic Stars and Stripes Forever, the sultry melodrama Ruby Gentry and the

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Julie's Christmas Gifts

Julie's Christmas Gifts

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 2nd 2016

Whether on stage, movie screens or TV displays, watching the luminous, honey-voiced Julie Harris (1925-2013), who would have marked her 91st birthday today, was an event akin to the bestowing of a

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Santa Vittoria's Indomitable Spirit

Santa Vittoria's Indomitable Spirit

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 28th 2016

In the disrupted cinematic landscape that year, producer-director Stanley Kramer’s picturesque, scrupulously populated screen adaptation of Robert Crichton’s World War II-set novel The Secret of Sa

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