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Jeff's Journeys

Jeff's Journeys

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 4th 2017

The invaluable Jeff Bridges, celebrating his 68th birthday today, enjoyed a relatively quiet 2017 on movie screens (unlike his commanding, award-honored lawman performance in last year’s Hell or Hig

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A Consummate, Disquieting Road Movie

A Consummate, Disquieting Road Movie

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 23rd 2017

Though it opened 43 years ago this week, a certain movie that seemed quite emblematic of its era has later emerged as quite something else. Indeed, the venerated movie critic, historian and filmmak

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Texan Transformation

Texan Transformation

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 18th 2017

At a world premiere screening event in Houston 39 years ago today, audiences caught lightning in a bottle when they saw the fruits of a long-in-the-making effort that involved one son of Texas payin

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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 6th 2016

Before Jeff Bridges turned 67 on Sunday, he had other reasons to smile this week. Last Thursday, he was the National Board of Review’s choice as 2016’s Best Supporting Actor for his veteran deputy

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Clint by the Numbers

Clint by the Numbers

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 31st 2016

When Clint Eastwood turned 44 on this date, his new action thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) began its second week of release as the #1 box office hit. With three turns in the directing cha

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