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Revealing Robert Redford

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 10, 2014 2:51 PM
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Who knew Robert Redford was funny? That was just one of the happy discoveries I made—along with a sold-out audience—at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Friday evening.

The Monuments Men

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 7, 2014 12:00 AM
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It’s rare to find a movie that isn’t ironic or aloof, especially in its overarching goal, to pay tribute to an unpopular enterprise that paid off for posterity.

Remembering Marvin Paige

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 5, 2014 12:16 PM
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A large crowd filled the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood a week ago Sunday to pay tribute to a man who touched many lives, including mine. Marvin Paige died in November, following a car accident and a short hospital stay, at the age of 86.

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Turning Point

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 3, 2014 4:09 PM
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I’ve been reading the transcript of an interview I did with Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2006, right after he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "Capote," and there are some passages I want to share with you today.

Tim’s Vermeer

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 31, 2014 6:55 PM
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An improbable subject has inspired a unique documentary which comes with an unusual pedigree: it was produced by those inventive magicians Penn and Teller, and directed by Teller. (Photo by Luren Jenison)

Labor Day

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 31, 2014 12:03 AM
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Kate Winslet is completely believable as a woman who can no longer face even the simplest tasks and Josh Brolin brings both warmth and effortless authority to his character...

Confessions Of A Sundance Juror

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 27, 2014 9:10 PM
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I got to experience this year’s Sundance Film Festival in a way few others did: as a member of the U.S. Dramatic Competition jury. It was a great experience, challenging at times but definitely worthwhile.

Reasons To Be Happy

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 23, 2014 12:00 AM
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  • 15 Comments
My wife knows how to make me smile: she just gave me some shoeshine cloths featuring Edward Everett Horton on the package!

Oscar Nominations: From Scorsese To Mickey Mouse

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 16, 2014 1:21 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Once again, the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have sprung a number of surprises on us with this year’s nominations.

Are You Sherlocked? Preparing for the Resurrection

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • January 14, 2014 12:00 AM
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Because I spend so much time watching and writing about movies, I don’t get to follow as many TV series as I’d like. That’s why I’m happy to turn over the site today to my colleague Darwyn Carson, who (like many of you, I suspect) can’t wait for Sherlock to return to television this coming weekend.

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