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Underrated Hitchcock

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 26, 2014 12:00 AM
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"Foreign Correspondent" is one of my all-time favorites and it’s been given deluxe treatment in a terrific new Blu-ray/DVD release from The Criterion Collection.

Omar

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 21, 2014 3:07 PM
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A deft blending of thriller and romance, "Omar" invokes everything from film noir to Shakespeare.

The Pretty One

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 21, 2014 12:04 AM
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The premise of "The Pretty One" may be far-fetched, but it’s carried out with sincerity and the results are amusing, ironic, and thoughtful. Here's a small-scale movie that offers a gleam of satisfaction.

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.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 21, 2014 12:00 AM
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You’d have to be inept not to get good material when you turn a camera on the irrepressible Elaine Stritch. Fortunately, first-time director Chiemi Karasawa earned the actress’ complete trust...

Confessions Of An Anglophile: Downton Abbey – Season 4 On DVD

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • February 18, 2014 12:00 AM
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GUEST COLUMN by Alice Maltin — When I was young, I dreamed of living in a castle. You do that sort of thing when you grow up in a small, one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx. Well, I did, anyway. I escaped through my imagination into “The Queen Game.”

Winter’s Tale

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 14, 2014 12:02 AM
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Jessica Brown-Findlay is the winsome heroine in the 1916 portion of the story, and it’s nice to see Eva Marie Saint in a lovely cameo, but I shudder to think what Valentine’s date night will be like for couples who choose to see "Winter’s Tale."

Robocop

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 12, 2014 1:17 PM
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  • 4 Comments
"Robocop" marks Brazilian documentarian-turned action director José Padilha’s American debut, but it doesn’t reveal anything other than an ability to execute high-octane action scenes.

The Monuments Men

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 7, 2014 12:00 AM
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It’s rare to find a movie that isn’t ironic or aloof, especially in its overarching goal, to pay tribute to an unpopular enterprise that paid off for posterity.

Tim’s Vermeer

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 31, 2014 6:55 PM
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  • 1 Comment
An improbable subject has inspired a unique documentary which comes with an unusual pedigree: it was produced by those inventive magicians Penn and Teller, and directed by Teller. (Photo by Luren Jenison)

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