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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 12, 2009 3:03 AM
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During a panel discussion at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, Nicolas Cage was asked to respond to a description of his performance in this film as over-the-top. He replied, with a smile, that it seemed that casting him in this particular role under Werner Herzog’s direction meant “over-the-top” was a given.

Precious

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 12, 2009 3:00 AM
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When a film aims for greatness and falls just short of its target, one can dwell on its attributes or nit-pick its failings. In the case of Precious, I’m inclined to take the high road, because of the movie’s raw emotionalism and exceptional performances.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 12, 2009 2:45 AM
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Simplicity is not a quality most Hollywood moviemakers aspire to achieve, but for me it’s part of the charm of Fantastic Mr. Fox, an amusing, low-key fable that strikes a tone unlike any other animated film this year. There’s nothing simple about the technique of...

The Hangover

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 12, 2009 2:35 AM
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The Johnny Crawford Dance Orchestra: Sweepin' The Clouds Away

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 12, 2009 1:58 AM
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The Johnny Crawford Dance Orchestra: Sweepin' The Clouds Away

Whip It

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2009 11:41 AM
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Drew Barrymore has done herself proud. Her first directorial effort, Whip It, is a highly entertaining film that draws on several time-worn ingredients (coming of age, a fish out of water) and blends them with...

AN EDUCATION

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2009 11:00 AM
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It isn’t easy being a sleeper nowadays. There’s been so much buildup for An Education, which has traveled the film festival circuit since Sundance in January, that it’s difficult for ordinary moviegoers to feel as if they’re discovering it for themselves. I hope inflated expectations don’t harm the film’s reception: it really is quite good and deserving of all the buzz it has generated this year.

Hal Holbrook and That Evening Sun on Secret's Out

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2009 10:05 AM
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Where the Wild Things Are

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  • December 11, 2009 9:01 AM
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (diamond edition)

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2009 8:31 AM
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I find as I get older I appreciate Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs more and more. Part of this is intellectual; I marvel at what Walt Disney and his team of artists accomplished, with no one to guide them into uncharted territory except Walt’s amazing instincts for...

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