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The Woman In Black—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 3, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 4 Comments
As ghost stories go, this one isn’t bad, but the filmmakers take an awfully long time getting to the actual plot, content to spend the first half of the movie doling out “boo!” moments…more than I’ve ever experienced in one motion picture! Most of them are pretty effective, but after the third or fourth I felt I’d had my fill for a while.

Acorn TV Expands Streaming Service

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • January 4, 2012 1:56 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Guest Review by Darwyn Carson - Good news all! Acorn Media Group, the first company to provide live streaming of the best in classic and contemporary British television, recently expanded the service, which launched in July of 2011 with a roster of six series and 40 hours of programming online at any given time. Now viewers have complete episodes of 10 series and 60 hours of programming accessible. There’s so much material—a lot of it never seen before in the States. Two new shows are rotated in weekly...

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 9, 2011 1:03 AM
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  • 20 Comments
When a film has so many attributes—including superior performances and a tangible sense of time, place, and atmosphere—it’s tempting to overlook its shortcomings. That wouldn’t be honest, but at least I can begin on a positive note. From the casting of Gary Oldman as veteran MI6 agent George Smiley to the depiction of life in the espionage community of the 1970s, 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' delivers the goods.

The Debt—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 31, 2011 4:31 AM
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  • 15 Comments
Sometimes a film seems to have everything going for it and still comes up short; such is the case with The Debt. Its credentials are impeccable: a fine cast headed by Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, and Jessica Chastain, just for starters, directed by John Madden, and written by three talented Brits, Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, and Peter Straughan.

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