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Hathaway's Way

Hathaway's Way

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 13th 2018

In the introduction to his 2016 biography on one of film history’s most respected and facile journeyman directors, Howard N. Pomainville asserts: “To understand Henry Hathaway [1898-1985], one shou

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Our Novak Valentine

Our Novak Valentine

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 14th 2018

For a Valentine’s Day remembrance, we salute one of the silver screen’s loveliest and underestimated actresses, the captivating Kim Novak, who turned 85 yesterday. Film historian David Thomson fall

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Subversive Submersion

Subversive Submersion

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 1st 2018

There’s a serious threat to global security due to mysterious nuclear weapon activity in an isolated area in the Far East. Leaders of nations around the globe are concerned but can’t get a diplomat

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Jean's Great Expectations

Jean's Great Expectations

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 31st 2018

In The Great Movie Stars: The International Years, film historian David Shipman echoed the thought of many movie fans regarding today’s birthday honoree, who would have turned 89: “Jean Simmons [19

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Our Man of Mayhem and Heehaw

Our Man of Mayhem and Heehaw

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 29th 2018

Fifty-eight years ago this weekend brought the U.S. opening of another anticipated collaboration between writer Graham Greene and director Carol Reed. “Like The Third Man, Our Man in Havana (1959) w

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