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The Powers of Peters

The Powers of Peters

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 2nd 2018

Possessed of a formidable frame, luxuriant voice and commanding presence, it’s no wonder that Brock Peters (1927-2005), born 91 years ago today, is best known for his heartrending, unjustly accused tr

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A Loving Lunar Swan Song

A Loving Lunar Swan Song

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 24th 2017

The moon cast a beatific and unifying spell across America this past week when it crossed paths with the sun and, for a brief time, awakened a cosmic sense of wonder in a citizenry that sought a mo

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The Coming-to-Life Movie

The Coming-to-Life Movie

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 2nd 2017

In evaluations of the varied 20 theatrical features he made across a 34-year span following a productive decade in directing dozens of noteworthy “golden age” television dramas, Robert Mulligan (192

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Mulligan's Other Side

Mulligan's Other Side

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 23rd 2016

In the Summer of ’72, the esteemed director of the previous year’s hit romance Summer of ’42 presented another idyllically shot, rural-set, expertly cast period tale that might have passed for a Su

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