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A Justified Voice

A Justified Voice

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 20th 2019

His voice was distinctive, direct, dramatic when needed – and always, an invitation to pay attention for something worthwhile. Thankfully, behind it was an unfailingly alert and engaged mind fixed on

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Far-Out Forum Funny Business

Far-Out Forum Funny Business

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 17th 2019

It’s too early to determine if 2019 will be as bumpy a ride as last year. If one subscribes to the belief that laughter is the best medicine, then New York’s premier repertory venue Film Forum begins

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Cowboys and Kings

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 11th 2019

On today’s birthday of San Francisco native Delmer Daves (1904-1977), we celebrate two Twilight Time Daves-directed entries from 60 years ago, both startlingly adult and somewhat undervalued in the fi

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Nostalgia, Both Grand and Intimate

Nostalgia, Both Grand and Intimate

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 8th 2019

As director John Schlesinger’s life partner, photographer Michael Childers, told biographer William J. Mann for the latter’s 2005 Edge of Midnight: The Life of John Schlesinger: “John could eithe

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Talking About March's Big, Edgy Quiller Fix

Talking About March's Big, Edgy Quiller Fix

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 7th 2019

Sleuths and spies, lookalikes and lowlifes – all in breathless situations over their heads – comprise a comedic and suspenseful four-title, 43-year-spanning March Twilight Time roster welcoming severa

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