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Academy Museum Prepares for Its Grand Opening

March 11, 2021

Officials at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures were busy talking about the past — not only Oscar history, but the whole history of movies — as plans were revealed for initial programming for the long-awaited and long-delayed […]

Robb: Hollywood’s Charities in 2020

December 31, 2020

In better times than these, Hollywood’s charities were a lifeline for thousands of industry workers in need of a little help just to get by. In 2020, that need exploded exponentially as the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged lives, livelihoods and life savings. Mary Pickford, who co-founded the Motion Picture and Television […]

How Terence Malick’s ‘Badlands’ Reinvented Moviegoing

December 16, 2020

It was the summer of 1974, and for my  sister and me, there was a gross injustice in the world. I could tell you that the injustice involved saving the whales or impeaching Nixon—but we were entitled teenagers who lived near the beach and equated tanning with personal fulfillment; our outrage was over the fog being in all day. […]

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