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Inside Llewyn Davis

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 6, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 5 Comments
You have to admire Joel and Ethan Coen's ability to put a personal stamp on everything they do.

The Great Gatsby

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 10, 2013 12:15 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Frankly, I was dreading Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," but I wouldn’t have anticipated that this master of gaudy excess had a genuine desire to do justice to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel.

Awards Season Backlash—Already!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 5, 2011 2:25 PM
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  • 13 Comments
Every year, it seems, some good movies suffer from what I call Awards Season Backlash. Because the season started earlier than usual this year—and intensified when the New York Film Critics decided to vote right after Thanksgiving—the bounce-back has already begun, I’m sorry to say.

Drive—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 16, 2011 4:30 AM
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  • 106 Comments
Drive arrives with its credentials of cool all set: a hot star (Ryan Gosling) in the lead, a smart supporting cast, a Best Director prize from the Cannes Film Festival, and a stylish retro-noir look. These assets may hoodwink some audiences who don’t stop—or want to stop—to explore the emptiness of the movie or its incoherency.

film review—Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 24, 2010 4:00 AM
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I’m not a fan of sequels, by and large, but I suppose events of the past few years made it inevitable that someone would devise a followup to Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, which became a touchstone of its era. The new movie isn’t likely to have the same effect, as so many documentaries are covering the financial debacle, with more to come…but it certainly is entertaining.

film review: Never Let Me Go

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 17, 2010 3:59 AM
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  • 3 Comments
I came to this film knowing nothing about it, except that it was based on the highly-acclaimed novel by Kazuo Ishiguru. I had no foreknowledge of its story or premise—and I’m glad.

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.

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