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Kill Your Darlings

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 18, 2013 12:00 AM
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Director Krokidas and his production team effectively evoke the look and feel of New York City.

12 Years A Slave—The Second Time Around

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 17, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 22 Comments
"12 Years A Slave" is a remake. What’s more, the original television film was directed by the celebrated Gordon Parks.

Revisiting Hollywood’s Back Yard

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 15, 2013 12:00 AM
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I fell in love with Lone Pine, California all over again this weekend, having been away a number of years. The 24th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival beckoned me back, and it didn’t take long to fall under the spell of Mount Whitney and the majestic Sierra peaks that overlook the town.

Captain Phillips

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 11, 2013 6:16 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Director Paul Greengrass and cinematographer Barry Ackroyd create a vivid, insider’s look at life at sea and how a crew of twenty did their best to elude their would-be captors.

A Helluva Life, Making Movies

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 8, 2013 12:00 AM
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I can’t think of many producers or studio executives who have penned memoirs. I also can’t imagine one being more entertaining or enlightening than David V. Picker’s "Musts, Maybes and Nevers," which earns my heartiest recommendation.

Gravity

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 4, 2013 12:06 AM
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  • 14 Comments
"Gravity" is a knockout. It’s also a rare example of a mainstream movie that defies pigeonholing.

Parkland

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 4, 2013 12:04 AM
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Writer-director Peter Landesman shines a light in the corners of one of the past century’s most stunning events; whether you care to see what is revealed is up to you.

AKA Doc Pomus

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 4, 2013 12:02 AM
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Did you know that the enduring rock ‘n’ roll ballad “Save the Last Dance For Me” was written by someone who could not dance? Stricken with polio at the age of 6, Jerome Felder spent much of his life on crutches or in a wheelchair.

Men At Lunch

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 4, 2013 12:00 AM
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"Men At Lunch" is a rich and resonant piece of work.

Wanted: More Fleischer Cartoons

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 3, 2013 1:22 PM
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  • 7 Comments
The good news: Betty Boop has never looked better, thanks to Olive Films’ new DVD and Blu-ray releases "Betty Boop: The Essential Collection," Volumes 1 and 2, mastered in 4K from original 35mm materials.

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