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Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 8, 2012 2:05 AM
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Not every movie is, or has to be, an Event. Sometimes all I ask of a film is that it offer a pleasant diversion for an hour and a half. That’s exactly what I got from Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding. I fear it may get a critical drubbing during the heated atmosphere of the current movie season, but I stand by my opinion. It’s an amiable film with an appealing cast in a highly attractive setting.

Spirited Stars

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 26, 2012 1:30 PM
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  • 2 Comments
The Independent Spirit Awards, held the day before Oscars in a gigantic tent in Santa Monica, provides a great opportunity to meet and greet movers and shakers in the world of film, as well as journalists, actors, and anyone who likes to schmooze in the sunlight. It should be clear by now that I am not a professional photographer, but I did take a few snapshots of people with whom I had a chance to chat. There is little if any of the tension associated with Oscar night at this afternoon ceremony, so the feeling is relaxed and upbeat. That’s why I enjoy hanging out, just outside the tent.

Martha Marcy May Marlene—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 21, 2011 4:46 AM
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Even if it had nothing else to offer, Martha Marcy May Marlene would be worth seeing to witness the debut of an extraordinary young actress, Elizabeth Olsen. But writer-director Sean Durkin’s feature, which earned him a Best Director prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has a lot going for it aside from this striking performance.

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