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Awards Season Backlash—Already!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 5, 2011 2:25 PM
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  • 13 Comments
Every year, it seems, some good movies suffer from what I call Awards Season Backlash. Because the season started earlier than usual this year—and intensified when the New York Film Critics decided to vote right after Thanksgiving—the bounce-back has already begun, I’m sorry to say.

Hugo—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 23, 2011 7:42 AM
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  • 15 Comments
Leave it to Martin Scorsese to use 3-D not as a gimmick, but as a means of drawing us into a unique and magical environment. Other films may boast of flashy special effects, but Scorsese has created a world of wonder—which is much more unusual—in his elaborate adaptation of Brian Selznick’s illustrated book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

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