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Heaven, Earth and Huston

Heaven, Earth and Huston

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 6th 2018

Born 112 years ago yesterday, writer/director/raconteur John Huston (1906-1987) always tried to soak up the atmosphere of the screen stories he told on location shoots near and far, familiar and exoti

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Jewels of July

Jewels of July

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 19th 2018

From our cinematically curatorial colleagues at the Classic Flix and Flicker Alley labels, whose marvelous movie releases – from classic silents to influential films noir to the one-of-a-kind Cinerama

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Heaven Challenges, Mr. Huston

Heaven Challenges, Mr. Huston

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 16th 2017

For a film premised on zealous, downright antisocial commitment to an urgent, worthwhile cause in the face of hostile forces conspiring against it, director John Huston’s adaptation of Romain Gary’

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The Muse at 90: Juliette Greco

The Muse at 90: Juliette Greco

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 7th 2017

An icon of France and regarded as an intoxicant of rare vintage around the world, singer-actress Juliette Gréco turns 90 today, still a seductress and still a survivor decades after her World War I

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Orson Wellespring

Orson Wellespring

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 6th 2016

“He inhaled legend – and changed our air. It is the greatest career in film, the most tragic, and the one with most warnings for the rest of us.” So says The New Biographical Dictionary of Film auth

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