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Overabundance on Offer

Overabundance on Offer

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 28th 2017

When it held its gala New York world premiere 63 years ago this week, there was already too much muchness about writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s glamorous The Barefoot Contessa (1954) to admi

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Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Hawaii's Half-Century Mark

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 11th 2016

Fifty years after United Artists staged its October 10 world premiere (at New York’s DeMille Theatre off Times Square) of the grandly scaled adaptation of James A. Michener’s historical epic Hawaii

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Playing Catchup

Playing Catchup

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 24th 2016

Forty-one years after its brutal, unsparing action spilled across movie screens that summer, Rollerball (1975) endures as a valuable, prescient clarion call wrapped in futuristic sci-fi trappings. T

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Let Slip the Dogs

Let Slip the Dogs

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 16th 2016

Thirty-five years ago this week, United Artists cried “Havoc!” and let slip the film adaptation of The Dogs of War (1980) on American moviegoers. Directed by John Irvin (fresh off the 1979 BBC TV a

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