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Footnote—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 9, 2012 12:30 AM
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Another of this year’s Best Foreign Language Film nominees, Footnote may not be as intense or soul-searching as A Separation or In Darkness, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t superior satisfying entertainment. Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar mines the richest vein in the world for his material: the quirks and foibles of human nature.

Bullhead—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 17, 2012 12:50 AM
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If I were to sum up my feelings about this film in two words, they would be “grimly fascinating.” Bullhead is the dark horse in this year’s Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film, a sleeper from Belgium that has won acclaim around the world. Part of the response comes from the excitement of discovery: an unknown writer-director making his feature debut, and creating a gritty crime story (with strong emotional currents) set against an unlikely backdrop.

In Darkness—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 10, 2012 12:40 AM
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The latest in a long line of incredible-but-true stories from World War II turns out to be one of the best. In Darkness dramatizes the saga of a group of Jewish men, women and children who paid a sewer worker in the city of Lvov to hide them underground, little dreaming that they would spend more than a year in that dark, damp, environment.

Declaration Of War—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 2, 2012 6:02 PM
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It’s been decades since television created a genre that pundits labeled “disease-of-the-week” movies. Cable networks such as Lifetime have kept the form alive, because such stories are natural fodder for relatable drama, while medical TV shows have never gone out of style.

movie review: Of Gods And Men

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 4, 2011 5:02 AM
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Romantic Comedy—French Style

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 22, 2010 5:21 AM
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  • 2 Comments

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