news

Through Ernie's Eyes

Through Ernie's Eyes

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 24th 2017

Raymond Massey and Jack Elam forged distinctly different acting careers, but it could be said that both converged in one unique way: each contributed to the interpretation of two distinctly differe

read more
Too Violent?

Too Violent?

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 11th 2016

When Violent Saturday (1955) opened in New York this day 61 years ago, The New York Times’ venerable critic Bosley Crowther just didn’t get with the program. Pronouncing it an “unedifying spectacle

read more
From Pamela with Love

From Pamela with Love

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 3rd 2016

By most accounts, Lee Marvin was a decorated war veteran proud but not boastful of his military service, an acclaimed actor always aware of the struggle behind so-called instant stardom, a functioni

read more
The Marvin/Frankenheimer Birthday Express

The Marvin/Frankenheimer Birthday Express

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 19th 2016

Born six years apart on this day, two native New Yorkers, one an Oscar®-winning actor of direct and powerful manliness and the other a premier director of action and conspiratorial suspense, were n

read more
The Christie Case

The Christie Case

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 10th 2016

Based on one of Britain’s most sensational serial murder cases, the detailed and disquieting thriller 10 Rillington Place (1971) had its London world premiere 45 years ago today. The chilling chroni

read more