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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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September Preorders / Burt Takes Charge

September Preorders / Burt Takes Charge

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 7th 2018

This September, revenge, reconciliation and reckonings for bad behavior earmark the four diverse Twilight Time hi-def Blu-ray debuts from directors (John Boorman, John Ford and Charles Jarrott and Hen

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E.G. and Keye

E.G. and Keye

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 18th 2018

Capable and compelling character actors put meat on the bones of great movies, and two of the most memorable share June 18 as a birthday. Chinese-American icon Keye Luke (1904-1991), who would have tu

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Hilarity by the Bunch: Bananas

Hilarity by the Bunch: Bananas

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 30th 2018

CNN’s recent “fact-based” promotional campaign has fruitfully accorded new prominence on the importance of apples (equated with “the actual truth”) and bananas (equated with “fake news”). “Botanically

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Pygmalion Picks

Pygmalion Picks

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 15th 2018

My Fair Lady triumphantly opened on Broadway 62 years ago today to begin its record-setting original six-and-a-half year run and – by George, we’re getting it! – the eagerly anticipated new Lincoln C

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