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August: Osage County

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 27, 2013 1:49 AM
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  • 2 Comments
As a showcase for a host of gifted actors, "August: Osage County" is potent and entertaining.

Hope Springs—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 8, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 3 Comments
First, the good news: here is a Hollywood movie for adults that deals fairly honestly with a relatable, real-life situation: a marriage that has become so routine there is no evidence of love anymore. Vanessa Taylor’s screenplay gives Meryl Streep the opportunity to build an empathetic and believable character, a woman who is so frustrated that she has reached a breaking point.

Lunching With Oscar’s Finest

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 7, 2012 1:25 PM
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What a treat, and an honor, to be invited to attend the Oscar Nominees Lunch once again. This unique gathering of over 100 nominees brings together stars, directors, animators, sound men, documentarians, screenwriters, makeup artists, and other collaborators—and treats them all the same. It’s a rare opportunity to commune with leading talents from every aspect of the movie world…but of course, stars get the lion’s share of attention. I told Meryl Streep, “I hope you know you are loved,” and she said she did at that moment, even though “I thought my career was washed up twenty years ago.”

The Iron Lady—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 29, 2011 10:30 PM
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  • 10 Comments
It goes without saying that Meryl Streep is always worth watching; in the case of 'The Iron Lady', her uncanny performance as Margaret Thatcher is the best, and possibly only, reason to see this pallid biography. Screenwriter Abi Morgan does provide a primer on Thatcher’s remarkable rise from grocer’s daughter to Member of Parliament, ultimately achieving the astonishing feat of becoming the first female leader of a Western nation.

Julie & Julia

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2009 12:06 AM
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