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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 26, 2013 12:03 AM
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Having made a number of movies dealing with cultural identity, Mira Nair was an obvious choice to direct the screen adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s critically acclaimed novel "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," even though she is Indian and the film is rooted in Pakistan.

Melancholia - movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 11, 2011 1:32 AM
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Lest anyone mistake the man who made Antichrist as a purveyor of feel-good entertainment, Lars von Trier has opted for truth in advertising by titling his new film Melancholia. The Danish filmmaker enjoys courting controversy, and some of his films seem deliberately designed to provoke and upset audiences…but he’s also made some fascinating pictures like Breaking the Waves andDogville, so I try to take each movie as it comes without any preconceived notions.

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