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The Tramp turns 100
5 years ago

The Tramp turns 100

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As the war began, 100 years ago, Charles Chaplin was making his first movies in Hollywood. While Europe tore itself apart, he became the biggest star the world had …
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The celebrity sex tape
5 years ago

The celebrity sex tape

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The world changed, if only a little, on July 17, 1988, in a hotel room in Atlanta, Georgia. That was the night Rob Lowe pressed the red button on …
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Top 100 blues, or how we remember movies
5 years ago

Top 100 blues, or how we remember movies

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Everyone loves a top 10, but you don’t have to write them. Some people take them so seriously. I wrote a top 10 of bicycle movies recently, timed to …
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Monkey business, or simian cinema strikes back
5 years ago

Monkey business, or simian cinema strikes back

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This column is dedicated to Albert the rhesus macaque, the first simian astronaut, launched towards space on an American version of the V2 rocket on June 11, 1948. Albert …
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More stars than there are in heaven, and what they earn
5 years ago

More stars than there are in heaven, and what they earn

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Who’s the biggest star in Hollywood and who cares? I’m not talking celebrities. Celebrities are dull. Who can keep up with who’s in and who’s out and who married which …
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