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Elizabeth's Risky Game

Elizabeth's Risky Game

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 27th 2017

For their earlier two screen projects A Place in the Sun (1951) and Giant (1956), actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), born 85 years ago today, gave terrifically sexy and tender performances and

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Beatty Rules

Beatty Rules

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 23rd 2016

Hollywood lion Warren Beatty returns to movie theaters today in the aptly-titled Rules Don’t Apply, marking his 23rd screen appearance as an actor, 10th foray as a producer, 6th time out as credited

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A Jarre-ing Train Trip

A Jarre-ing Train Trip

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 13th 2016

With just four film collaborations with director David Lean, Lyon-born Maurice Jarre (1924-2009), born 92 years ago today, would command a secure place among the greatest film composers. Lawrence o

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Achieving Grace After 25 Years; The Game Mr. Gilroy

Achieving Grace After 25 Years; The Game Mr. Gilroy

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 14th 2015

Twenty-five years ago today, a gangster film of angry grit and soiled poetry opened to generally positive reviews that praised a top-notch cast (Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Robin Wright and especially fir

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