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Loving and Lethal Dances with Judy

Loving and Lethal Dances with Judy

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 11th 2017

This summer, the fan favorite To Sir, with Love (1967, adapted and directed by James Clavell from educator E.R. Braithwaite's book) celebrated its 50th anniversary. That London-set, mod-centric touc

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To 50 Years of Love

To 50 Years of Love

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 14th 2017

“‘Too soft, too sweet, too sentimental, and most of all two special’ – these were the reasons, according to Sidney Poitier, that most Hollywood executives had passed on To Sir, with Love,” Aram Gou

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Summer Schooling

Summer Schooling

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 14th 2016

It’s intriguing that some of the best movies about dedicated teachers opened during summer vacation months when you would think the last thing filmgoers would want to see during their warm weather

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Game for a Brannigan

Game for a Brannigan

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 25th 2016

John Wayne had just turned 67 when he reported for work in London to shoot the bulk of Brannigan (1975) in the summer of 1974. In a city full of imposing monuments and enduring institutions, the D

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Happy Birthday and Amen

Happy Birthday and Amen

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2016

On Valentine’s Day, Sidney Poitier was given the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Fellowship Award for his long and heralded career. Over this past weekend, he marked his 89th bir

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