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Finest Zero Hour

Finest Zero Hour

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 28th 2018

It’s easy to forget that Zero Mostel (1915-1977), whose 103rd birthday is today, wasn’t always, as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Fiddler on the Roof producer Harold Prince cal

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Alternate Actress Awardees

Alternate Actress Awardees

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 22nd 2018

The final deadline for membership voting on the 90th Academy Awards® for 2017 movies closes next Tuesday, and it’s always interesting to pull out one’s dog-eared copy of film historian Danny Peary’

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Comic Crimesolving Chemistry

Comic Crimesolving Chemistry

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 6th 2018

Madcap movie comedies have always served as a balm to rough reality, and for director Woody Allen, working again with his original Sleeper (1973), Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979) co-writer M

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Actor of Choice: John Carradine

Actor of Choice: John Carradine

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 5th 2018

Born 112 years ago today, “John Carradine [1906-1988], the historical figure, looms larger than the man himself. He is remembered as one of cinema’s greatest character actors and the patriarch of a

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Along the Liam Neeson Track

Along the Liam Neeson Track

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 12th 2018

In theaters nationwide, Liam Neeson today starts playing a dangerous game of Strangers on a Train in the breakneck action thriller The Commuter, engaging in what’s become his screen stock-in-trade

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