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April Preorders / On a Bernstein Birthday Note

April Preorders / On a Bernstein Birthday Note

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 4th 2018

From directors who make movies for the adults in the room – craftsmen like Jacques Demy, Philip Dunne, Martin Ritt and Paul Schrader – come four provocative examinations of how human fallibility sh

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Alternative Orient

Alternative Orient

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 19th 2018

Rex Harrison as a randy, egotistical, avant-garde concert pianist, Hayley Mills as one of two imaginative private school student gal pals who romantically idolize him, and in the director’s chair G

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Hill's Belles

Hill's Belles

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 20th 2017

Born 96 years ago today, the discerning director George Roy Hill (1921-2002) commanded his greatest fame for three films suffused in male bravado and bromance: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (19

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Titanic Troubled Talents

Titanic Troubled Talents

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 8th 2017

Two free-spirited creative talents share today as a birthday. Arriving a year apart, each took their work seriously even as taste-makers at first didn’t, and each chafed at being boxed in by erupti

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Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 11th 2016

Fifty years after United Artists staged its October 10 world premiere (at New York’s DeMille Theatre off Times Square) of the grandly scaled adaptation of James A. Michener’s historical epic Hawaii

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