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The Magnificent Agnes

The Magnificent Agnes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 6th 2018

One of the many pleasures afforded by the spiffy new Criterion Blu-ray of Orson Welles’ beautifully mounted, achingly elegiac and shabbily treated film adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons (19

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November Preorders / Reverberant Remains

November Preorders / Reverberant Remains

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 7th 2018

Now that Midterm Elections voting is in the rearview, it’s time to cast ballots for the standout array of historical figures, scalawag scrappers and legendary lawbreakers in the November Twilight Time

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Confederacy of Rebels

Confederacy of Rebels

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 6th 2018

Director Nicholas Ray, fresh from the bold genre reinvention of Johnny Guitar (1954), the box-office success of Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and the critical acclaim of Bigger Than Life (1956), owed a

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Historic November

Historic November

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 20th 2018

No doubt about it: Twilight Time’s three-title November slate is historic, naturally in their period settings but preternaturally in the stature of the talents involved. It marks a welcome-back to tow

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Three Faces of Hope

Three Faces of Hope

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 28th 2017

Three heartrending performances as tough but tender women who struggle to make the best of their sometimes dire, always challenging circumstances, all coming from the pages of impactful, top-selling

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