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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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Adult, Respectable and L-Shaped

Adult, Respectable and L-Shaped

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 28th 2018

When it premiered in the U.S. 55 years ago last night, a rather eloquent and quietly understated movie bore an evocative tagline in its opening ads: “Sex is nota dirty word!” Yet that same ad was ador

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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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Toronto's Eye for Talent

Toronto's Eye for Talent

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 15th 2016

As the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival powers onward through this weekend showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers as well as new works by venerated veterans, let’s turn back the clock to

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