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Strange and Stranger Throwbacks

Strange and Stranger Throwbacks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 16th 2018

From the everything-old-is-new-again file comes the critically acclaimed and popular science-fiction throwback Netflix series Stranger Things, which won five 2017 Emmy® Awards for its spectacular firs

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Our Man of Mayhem and Heehaw

Our Man of Mayhem and Heehaw

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 29th 2018

Fifty-eight years ago this weekend brought the U.S. opening of another anticipated collaboration between writer Graham Greene and director Carol Reed. “Like The Third Man, Our Man in Havana (1959) w

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Unnerving Timing

Unnerving Timing

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 9th 2018

Timing is everything. It was reported this weekend that the two new Hollywood films requested for special screenings by the White House were The Post, the urgently-made historical chronicle of jour

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The L-Shaped Triumph

The L-Shaped Triumph

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 20th 2017

When the startling film adaptation of the daring 1960 Lynne Reid Banks bestseller The L-Shaped Room (1962) debuted in its native Britain 55 years ago today, it was transformative for its star Lesli

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Killer Looks

Killer Looks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 24th 2017

Not every serial killer thriller movie with either a truth-based pre-awareness or the pedigree of a worldwide best-selling book gets it right, as this weekend’s disappointing opening of The Snowman

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