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The Cameraman and the Count

The Cameraman and the Count

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 18th 2018

Today marks the dual birthday of two men who gave the The Barefoot Contessa (1954) her breathtaking screen life and tragic death. Arriving in theaters 64 years ago this month, The Barefoot Contessa&nb

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Opportunity Bothers to Knock

Opportunity Bothers to Knock

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 17th 2018

Quite a stage and screen career lay ahead for the recent American Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate born 87 years ago today. By the end of 1951 the Bronx-born actress had tallied appearances in severa

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Strange and Stranger Throwbacks

Strange and Stranger Throwbacks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 16th 2018

From the everything-old-is-new-again file comes the critically acclaimed and popular science-fiction throwback Netflix series Stranger Things, which won five 2017 Emmy® Awards for its spectacular firs

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Hail Hal

Hail Hal

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 13th 2018

Opening last weekend in New York and Friday in Los Angeles, the documentary profile Hal is “a most welcome reassessment of one of the most important figures in 1970s Hollywood” (Todd McCarthy, Th

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Love Affair

Love Affair

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 10th 2018

What with real-life personal insecurities, a drug dependence and a prominent and public marriage to celebrated playwright Arthur Miller headed into a tailspin, the earnest and enchanting Marilyn Monro

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