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Inspired Primitivism to Close Out Your Summer

Inspired Primitivism to Close Out Your Summer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 29th 2018

“An uncommonly nonsensical cops-and-crooks movie” that blew unceremoniously into New York neighborhood theaters 45 years ago today, The Stone Killer (1973), the third of six collaborations betwee

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Multidimensional Heat

Multidimensional Heat

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 10th 2018

This label often works up a sweat for combustible movie classics like the sweltering, seasonally appropriate The Long Hot, Summer (1958) and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) now available, and such other

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"Every Bad Nose in Hollywood" – and The New York Times

"Every Bad Nose in Hollywood" – and The New York Times

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 26th 2018

A good picture is a good picture anytime in the calendar year, so the Vintage Hollywood of bygone decades wasn’t overly season-conscious when it released movies. What if Going My Way (1944) opened in

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A Talent of Multiple Hughes

A Talent of Multiple Hughes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 16th 2018

Even a marvelously down-to-earth, multimedia-favorite character actor like the beloved Barnard Hughes (1915-2006), who would have turned 103 today, could be prone to occasional exaggeration. Always a

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Midsummer Thievery

Midsummer Thievery

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 13th 2018

On the verge of what would become “the biggest opening week in the 33-year history of Radio City Music Hall,” the fizzy heist frolic How to Steal a Million (1966) breezed into the nation’s premie

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