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Our Novak Valentine

Our Novak Valentine

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 14th 2018

For a Valentine’s Day remembrance, we salute one of the silver screen’s loveliest and underestimated actresses, the captivating Kim Novak, who turned 85 yesterday. Film historian David Thomson fall

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Shining Light

Shining Light

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 7th 2017

At the start of one of the best films Judy Garland ever made, A Star Is Born (1954), beams of radiant light cast by giant buzzing klieg lights pierce the starry night sky and we’re caught up in the

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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 6th 2016

Before Jeff Bridges turned 67 on Sunday, he had other reasons to smile this week. Last Thursday, he was the National Board of Review’s choice as 2016’s Best Supporting Actor for his veteran deputy

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Susan Obsessed

Susan Obsessed

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 27th 2016

The Snow Birch was the bucolic title of a 1958 novel by Canadian theatrical actor/director John Mantley – later to thrive as a producer/scribe for such series as Wild Wild West, Gunsmoke and How t

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The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 22nd 2016

Across six decades and over 200 acting/narrating/animated voicing movie, TV and short-subject credits, the British subject of today’s 76th birthday celebration is a knight with a quiver full of doze

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