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Liz Smith

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  • Will Cate Blanchett's performance in 'Blue Jasmine' grow into an Oscar?

    "IN THESE matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain," said the Roman philosopher Pliny The Elder. Though one might suppose Pliny was certain he'd escape the devastation of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., he did not. His nephew,...
  • 'Gone with the Wind' -- still the most popular movie ever!

    "THE film, 'Gone with the Wind,' remains (with its receipts adjusted for inflation) the highest-grossing movie of all time," writes keen-eyed Michael's restaurant observer, Diane Clehane on her FishbowlNY site this week. This statistic comes at a time...
  • New documentary glorifies the great Elaine Stritch

    "OLD AGE ain't no place for sissies!" Elaine Stritch, the unmitigated queen of Broadway, evoked this Bette Davis quote more than once in her night at the Paley Center in the East 50s. Stritchie was back in town from her "retirement" in Birmingham, Mich.,...
  • Have you heard about Amber? The Austin Film Society has!

    "My dad is a typical old-school Texan. He loves to hunt. ... Six days out of the week we ate what he killed. He took me to the shooting range from the time I could hold a gun and I did target practice almost my whole life." This is the beauty Amber Heard...
  • Get ready -- 2014 is the year of the biblical epic!

    "IF the soundtrack of America's love affair with the Beatles began with 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' its first, indelible visual backdrop was New York City. From the 4,000 fans who greeted them on February 7th at JFK airport -- newly named in memory of the...
  • Shirley Temple -- the Good Ship Lollipop has lost its compass

    "GRANDFATHER! Grandfather!" Anybody who has ever seen Shirley Temple in 1937's "Heidi" recalls that moment. They also usually recall the attempts to muffle sobs, as poor Heidi is kidnapped away from her beloved grandpa. (This movie has everything -- she's...
  • In the mix --LaBeouf, Weinstein, Day and 'Pompeii'

    "I AM not Famous Anymore!" Actor Shia LaBeouf wore a paper bag on his head with the above written on it. He was at the Berlin premiere of his latest film, the sexual epic "Nymphomaniac." This is the latest in a series of odd, Joaquin Phoenix-like stunts,...
  • Russian activists amuse and interest Manhattan

    "MY NAME is Pussy Galore." "I must be dreaming!" So went the famous exchange between Honor Blackman and Sean Connery in "Goldfinger," the third and still perhaps the most famous of all 007 films. THERE WAS ANOTHER nod to a provocative nom de guerre...
  • Robert Evans -- the kid's still in the picture!

    "Don't even try to put it down!" wrote New York Times critic Janet Maslin when movie wunderkind Robert Evans produced a memoir that Entertainment Weekly called "One of the greatest Hollywood Tell-alls!" If you've been keeping up, you know that this hit...
  • Who lost what in the Oscar nominations!

    "THAT IS a very silly question!" This was Diahann Carroll responding to the query: "What talent would you most like to have?" in Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire for February. Perhaps the beauteous Miss Carroll feels she has all the talent she can...
  • Justin Bieber -- what a mug (shot)!

    "DON'T MATTER how much money you got. There are two kinds of people; there's saved people and there's lost people." So said Bob Dylan. NOW THAT teen idol, troublemaker deluxe, Justin Bieber has finally been arrested -- speeding in a car while under...
  • Elaine Stritch is too talented, even (especially) if she says so

    "There's no one who's more romantic than a cynic," said the late, great, writer-moviemaker Nora Ephron. When a novel titled "What Nora Knew" uses this quote to open a new so-titled novel, I confess I bridled a little bit. (I guess I was foolishly...