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    ‘The Big Combo’ comes up big where it counts

      The Big Combo Directed by Joseph H. Lewis Written by Philip Yordon U.S.A., 1955 A detective is obsessed with a case, tracking down either a killer or a thief which has eluded him for long enough for frustration to sink in. An antagonist who always has the perfect alibi to reinforce whatever fabricated story […] More

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    Supporting Actors: The Overlooked and Underrated (part 1 of 5)

    With the Academy Awards for the 2011 film year in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to take a look at one of the event’s most consistently fascinating categories: Best Supporting Actor. The most interesting story in the category this year isn’t who got nominated, it’s who didn’t. More specifically, Albert Brooks was completely robbed of […] More