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Greta's New Wave: Frances Ha

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 17, 2013 9:27 PM
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  • 11 Comments
Noah Baumbach, who made an impressive directorial debut with "The Squid and the Whale," continues to blaze his own trail with an effervescent little film called "Frances Ha," which he wrote with its star, Greta Gerwig.

Cinema Paradiso In Telluride

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 5, 2012 1:10 AM
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  • 4 Comments
People who attend the Telluride Film Festival for the first time are overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of this historic Colorado town. Filmmakers are impressed by the friendly reception they receive from the worldwide gathering of movie lovers. My family and I love our annual trip to the Rockies and feel fortunate to attend. The jam-packed schedule over Labor Day weekend is an embarrassment of riches.

Damsels In Distress—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 6, 2012 1:19 AM
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  • 5 Comments
It’s difficult to know what to make of Whit Stillman’s 'Damsels in Distress'. When I screened it for my class at USC my students’ reaction was all over the map. One young woman said it was possibly the worst movie she’d ever seen, while a young man raised his hand to say that he loved it; many others echoed their sentiments. I fall somewhere in between those two extremes.

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