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August: Osage County

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 27, 2013 1:49 AM
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  • 1 Comment
As a showcase for a host of gifted actors, "August: Osage County" is potent and entertaining.

Amigo—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 19, 2011 4:15 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Amigo ought to be a great film: the subject is fascinating and still resonates today, even though it takes place over a hundred years ago. The Philippine-American war has been pretty much ignored, by textbook authors as well as moviemakers (but for the 1937 Hollywood movie The Real Glory). As a result, writer-director John Sayles has a lot of information to get across in order for us to get the lay of the land, and understand the central characters and their conflicts.

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