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Only Lovers Left Alive

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 10, 2014 10:30 PM
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  • 2 Comments
On the face of it, "Only Lovers Left Alive" is original and intriguing: Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston play vampires who have been married for centuries.

STOKER

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 1, 2013 1:00 AM
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  • 3 Comments
When a visual stylist like Korean director Park Chan-Wook (of "Oldboy" fame) is handed a screenplay that demands an atmosphere of portent and dread, it’s likely that the filmmaker will make the most of the opportunity

Lawless—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 29, 2012 1:10 AM
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  • 0 Comments
When a movie has as much going for it as this one, it’s discouraging when it doesn’t deliver on its promise. Yet 'Lawless' pulls the magician’s trick of distraction, offering enough superficial entertainment value—with atmospheric use of locations, charismatic actors, and spurts of shocking violence—to divert attention from its faults.

Albert Nobbs—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 27, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 6 Comments
I’m delighted that Glenn Close and Janet McTeer have earned Oscar nominations for their work in this striking and memorable film, but it would be a shame if all people talked about were their performances, great as they are. Albert Nobbs is a first-rate film in every respect. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the work of director Rodrigo Garcia, one of the most talented—and underrated—filmmakers working today. (I wish more people had seen his last feature, the 2010 release Mother and Child, which like all his films puts the spotlight on interesting women.)

Restless—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 16, 2011 4:37 AM
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Restless is likeliest to appeal to young people who relate to the heightened emotions of its leading characters, a teenage girl and boy who share a budding relationship—and a fascination with death. That they are played by the wonderful Mia Wasikowska, looking like a young Mia Farrow or Jean Seberg, and promising newcomer Henry Hopper (Dennis Hopper’s son, in his film debut) helps a great deal.

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