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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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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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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.

Starry Days And Nights

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 13, 2014 8:01 PM
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Having exorcised my annoyance at Hollywood’s endless awards season, I must admit it has at least one benefit: getting to rub elbows with people I admire at events like Friday’s AFI luncheon and Saturday night’s Los Angeles Film Critics Association dinner.

Hustling for Oscars; Enough Already

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 10, 2014 4:13 PM
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With a new year comes my newest YouTube rant, about the absurdity of awards season here in Hollywood...

The Lion Roars—For Short Subjects

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 8, 2014 12:00 AM
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("Gypsy Night"—1935) Warner Archive has made my life a bit easier by collecting 36 MGM one- and two-reelers in a three-disc DVD set called "Classic Shorts from the Dream Factory Volume 2 (1929-1946)."

New Year, New Discoveries

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 3, 2014 9:43 AM
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For a dyed-in-the-wool film buff, getting a chance to see movies that haven’t been in circulation for decades is always enticing. Beginning tonight, UCLA Film & Television Archive is presenting a series called Columbia in the 1930s: Recent Restorations.

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