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75 Years of Flash and Panache

75 Years of Flash and Panache

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 14th 2018

The compelling British-born and American-absorbed character actor whose arguably four most famous faces are that of futuristic droog gang leader Alex (Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange), 

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Her Working Women Wisdom

Her Working Women Wisdom

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 12th 2018

Many a book occasions the evaluation: “This’ll make a great movie.” A rarefied subset of this is the book that is written because movie creators will it into being so that it can be brought to the scr

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In a More Interesting Direction

In a More Interesting Direction

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 7th 2018

The New York Times obituary headline referred to the veteran actress of 100+ stage productions and 25+ movies as a “patrician star of stage and film.” For a time though, now-beloved Academy Award® and

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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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Hilarity by the Bunch: Bananas

Hilarity by the Bunch: Bananas

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 30th 2018

CNN’s recent “fact-based” promotional campaign has fruitfully accorded new prominence on the importance of apples (equated with “the actual truth”) and bananas (equated with “fake news”). “Botanically

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