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Making Bad Guys Irresistible

Making Bad Guys Irresistible

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 19th 2018

When the eternally Gallic Louis Jourdan (1921-2015) died on Valentine’s Day three years ago, film critic Terence Rafferty reflected in The New York Times of the stage and screen favorite’s “reserved,

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Three Faces of Hope

Three Faces of Hope

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 28th 2017

Three heartrending performances as tough but tender women who struggle to make the best of their sometimes dire, always challenging circumstances, all coming from the pages of impactful, top-selling

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The Real and the Almost Reel of Everything

The Real and the Almost Reel of Everything

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 9th 2017

When the smartly adapted film version of Rona Jaffe’s Manhattan-set career women saga The Best of Everything (1959) opened 58 years ago today, it closed the successful three-film collaboration betw

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At 87, The Kid Still Pursues The Best

At 87, The Kid Still Pursues The Best

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 29th 2017

He’s still in the picture, perhaps not quite a kid anymore, as he’s turning 87 today. But legendary producer and one-time Paramount studio head Robert Evans, whose tenure there gave birth to some o

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The Best of Joan

The Best of Joan

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 6th 2017

Last night marked the premiere of prolific executive producer Ryan Murphy’s new FX miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan, chronicling the contentious carnival of bad behavior surrounding the making of Wh

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