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The Wind Rises

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 21, 2014 12:02 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Certainly no one else would render such a story in old-school, hand-drawn animation instead of surrendering to modern CGI. But that’s what makes Miyazaki unique.

Don Jon

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 27, 2013 1:28 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Every detail of this modest film is well thought out and executed, from the spot-on casting to the canny use of sound and music

Lincoln

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 9, 2012 12:55 AM
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  • 13 Comments
Steven Spielberg’s 'Lincoln' is everything a film about that towering figure ought to be: majestic yet intimate, respectful but not worshipful. It manages to humanize a historical figure without diminishing him in any way, thanks to the director’s sure hand, a superior screenplay by playwright Tony Kushner...

Looper—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 28, 2012 12:59 AM
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  • 7 Comments
'Looper' is a rare example of ingenious science-fiction storytelling where the fundamental concepts are so intriguing that their stylish execution feels like gravy.

Premium Rush—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 24, 2012 1:31 AM
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  • 2 Comments
I don’t know how a film this entertaining and expertly-made can show up the last week of summer, but I’m not complaining. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, whose fine work in indie films like 'The Lookout' went ignored by most moviegoers, has finally achieved stardom, and this flashy tale of a bicycle messenger who follows his own playbook is an excellent vehicle for his talents—no pun intended.

50/50—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 30, 2011 4:35 AM
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  • 4 Comments

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