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A Sharper Focus On Hollywood And WWII

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 23, 2014 2:31 AM
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In "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War," author Mark Harris has dug into primary (and private) source material to divulge the full story as no one has before.

A Shaky Matter

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 21, 2014 3:08 PM
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  • 17 Comments
People have begun to notice that my left hand is shaking. Out of pride, or stubbornness, I’ve tried to hide it, but I now realize that this was foolish.

From the Beginning - An Orphan Black Primer

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • April 19, 2014 6:07 PM
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Guest Review by Darwyn Carson – “Just one. I’m a few. No Family Too. Who Am I?” Tatiana Maslany is the lifeblood of "Orphan Black" and, I daresay, even with an excellent cast working alongside her, she is central to everything that makes the show works so well.

Fading Gigolo

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 18, 2014 3:38 AM
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"Fading Gigolo" is a sweet, bracingly original, wholly entertaining film from John Turturro with a plum part for none other than Woody Allen.

Transcendence

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 17, 2014 12:00 AM
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The heartbeat of “Transcendence” comes from solid performances in the leading roles.

Movie Heaven, Courtesy Of TCM

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 16, 2014 3:51 PM
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  • 6 Comments
I’m still recovering from the fifth annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. I don’t experience it as most people do, since I work throughout the weekend, but I have as good a time as the attendees, who come from far and wide and spend the entire time beaming.

Draft Day

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 11, 2014 12:06 AM
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Director Ivan Reitman steers an expert cast through its paces, with Kevin Costner in a tailor-made leading role.

Joe

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 11, 2014 12:05 AM
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"Joe" paints a rich, multilayered portrait of a hardscrabble existence in this community, not unlike the world we encountered in Debra Granik’s "Winter’s Bone."

Only Lovers Left Alive

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 10, 2014 10:30 PM
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  • 2 Comments
On the face of it, "Only Lovers Left Alive" is original and intriguing: Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston play vampires who have been married for centuries.

Foyle’s War: The Home Front Files, Sets 1 – 6 (22 Discs)

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • April 9, 2014 10:34 AM
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Guest column by Alice Maltin — Always late to the ball, I’ve just completed watching "Foyle’s War" (sets 1–6). Given the state of the economy, this is a great way to travel to the U.K. ...

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