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Lincoln

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 9, 2012 12:55 AM
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  • 13 Comments
Steven Spielberg’s 'Lincoln' is everything a film about that towering figure ought to be: majestic yet intimate, respectful but not worshipful. It manages to humanize a historical figure without diminishing him in any way, thanks to the director’s sure hand, a superior screenplay by playwright Tony Kushner...

Seein' Stars

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 16, 2012 3:29 PM
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  • 0 Comments
This year’s “it” girls pose together at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards dinner: Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Chastain.

War Horse—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 23, 2011 6:17 AM
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  • 23 Comments
I don’t like pigeonholing films, and I’ve never been fond of the term “chick flick,” but I’d be less than candid if I didn’t tell you that several women I know and respect (including my wife) were moved to tears by 'War Horse', while I was lukewarm about it. Normally, I’m a sucker for this kind of picture, which has a great deal of sentiment built into it—but I found its execution too blatant and—if I’m not making a pun—on-the-nose.

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