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E.G. and Keye

E.G. and Keye

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 18th 2018

Capable and compelling character actors put meat on the bones of great movies, and two of the most memorable share June 18 as a birthday. Chinese-American icon Keye Luke (1904-1991), who would have tu

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Bronson Birthday Bash

Bronson Birthday Bash

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 3rd 2017

“Charlie represents the quintessential male in the eyes of the audience. The women see strength and toughness mixed with tenderness, while the men see Charlie’s power and his ability to prevail ove

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An Icon's Island Interlude

An Icon's Island Interlude

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 20th 2017

Like its subject’s work across a six-decade stage and screen career, Marc Eliot’s detailed and amiably flowing new 500+-page biography Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon gets the job done with

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Melting Pots

Melting Pots

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 14th 2016

In advance of this week’s hi-def arrival of Robin Williams as a Moscovite musician who decides to defect to America while shopping in Bloomingdale’s Manhattan flagship store in Paul Mazursky’s soul

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Heston's Epic Creativity

Heston's Epic Creativity

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 4th 2016

“It’s a lot harder to be creative in an epic than in a low-budget picture. It’s terribly easy to get swamped in a turgid sea of angry slaves brandishing spears. But it’s worth it because of the cha

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