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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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Gratitude for Mike

Gratitude for Mike

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 6th 2017

Lasting legacies in any field have their ups and downs, and that of the extraordinary director/producer/comedian/ mentor-of-careers Mike Nichols (1931-2014), born 86 years ago today, was no excepti

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Elizabeth's Risky Game

Elizabeth's Risky Game

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 27th 2017

For their earlier two screen projects A Place in the Sun (1951) and Giant (1956), actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), born 85 years ago today, gave terrifically sexy and tender performances and

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Beatty Rules

Beatty Rules

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 23rd 2016

Hollywood lion Warren Beatty returns to movie theaters today in the aptly-titled Rules Don’t Apply, marking his 23rd screen appearance as an actor, 10th foray as a producer, 6th time out as credited

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The Fortune's Fools

The Fortune's Fools

Posted by Mike Finnegan on May 20th 2016

Personal relationships do not always a successful film make. Carole Eastman, who had written the plum role of Bobby Dupea in Five Easy Pieces for Jack Nicholson, had concocted another screenplay, a

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