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A River of Dreams: Mud

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 26, 2013 12:10 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Writer-director Jeff Nichols fulfills the promise he showed in his previous film "Take Shelter" with a beguiling fable called "Mud."

Boardwalk Empire Redux

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • September 15, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Summer is over and we return to Atlantic City by way of 'Boardwalk Empire', now in its third season. Either my life is getting duller or this show is getting better with each passing year, as I’ve been anxiously awaiting its return.

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.

Take Shelter—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 30, 2011 4:30 AM
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Take Shelter is a provocative original from writer-director Jeff Nichols, built on the foundation of a searing performance by Michael Shannon. It’s a film I respect, even though I found it very tough to sit through. That’s because Nichols creates a palpable sense of unease—which is exactly what he sets out to do.

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