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The 1960’s-70’s was a golden era of American film, reflecting the upheavals of the culture around it. Film became more personal, more political, more confrontational. And that was true of film criticism, as well. A small group of critics with […]

She could turn the world on with her smile. She could take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile. We have lost one of television’s brightest lights, Mary Tyler Moore, who has died at age 80. Mary […]

This is a very sad time. One day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds suffered a fatal stroke and now, suddenly, she is gone too. Debbie Reynolds could do it all. She sang, she danced, she […]

We mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher, who has died of a heart attack at age 60. Her first two movie roles were in films that have becomes icon of their eras: “Shampoo” and the original “Star Wars,” now known […]

We mourn the loss of one of the 20th century’s most glamorous figures, Zsa Zsa Gabor, who went from teenage Hungarian beauty queen to much-married movie star and died today at age 99. Long before social media and personal brands, […]

We mourn the loss of singer/actress Florence Henderson, the iconic Carol, mother of three very lovely girls (the youngest one in curls), who married Mike Brady, father of three boys, and created television’s most beloved blended family. Her shag haircut […]

We mourn the loss of actor Robert Vaughn, whose silky charm made him the perfect choice to play the role of the second most famous spy character created by Ian Fleming: Napoleon Solo on the 1960’s television series “The Man […]

We mourn the loss of actor Gene Wilder, who died today at age 83. Best remembered as the mild-mannered accountant enticed into fraud by Zero Mostel in “The Producers” and as candymaker Willy Wonka, and as the gunman in “Blazing […]

We mourn the loss of singer Marni Nixon, whose provided the voice for musical numbers in films from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to “West Side Story.” She sang for Deborah Kerr in “The King and I.” She sang for Audrey Hepburn […]