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Ancient and Modern Maturity

Ancient and Modern Maturity

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 29th 2016

Even in repose, leading man Victor Mature (1913-1999), bore the surly expression of rough trade, which made him an ideal player in film noir (I Wake Up Screaming, Kiss of Death, Cry of the City) an

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Journeymen of the World: Richard Fleischer and Maximilian Schell

Journeymen of the World: Richard Fleischer and Maximilian Schell

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 8th 2015

Born in Brooklyn on this day, Richard Fleischer (1916-2006) could be called a journeyman director in the most literal sense of the term. His nearly 50 years of filmmaking activity touched upon a fu

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Mass Mobsterism

Mass Mobsterism

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 18th 2015

One of Fall 2015’s most highly awaited movies blasts into theatres today. Black Mass stars Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, the brazen Boston mob boss whose unholy alliance with the FBI as a confident

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When Ernie Meets Lee: Emperor of the North

When Ernie Meets Lee: Emperor of the North

Posted by Twilight Time on Aug 11th 2015

Six decades ago, Ernest Borgnine had a great year. Among the six 1955 releases in which he appeared, Bad Day at Black Rock and Violent Saturday (the latter on Twilight Time DVD and Blu-ray) cast hi

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