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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Turning Point

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 3, 2014 4:09 PM
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I’ve been reading the transcript of an interview I did with Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2006, right after he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "Capote," and there are some passages I want to share with you today.

Confessions Of A Sundance Juror

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 27, 2014 9:10 PM
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I got to experience this year’s Sundance Film Festival in a way few others did: as a member of the U.S. Dramatic Competition jury. It was a great experience, challenging at times but definitely worthwhile.

Reasons To Be Happy

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 23, 2014 12:00 AM
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  • 15 Comments
My wife knows how to make me smile: she just gave me some shoeshine cloths featuring Edward Everett Horton on the package!

Oscar Nominations: From Scorsese To Mickey Mouse

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 16, 2014 1:21 PM
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  • 8 Comments
Once again, the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have sprung a number of surprises on us with this year’s nominations.

Starry Days And Nights

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 13, 2014 8:01 PM
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Having exorcised my annoyance at Hollywood’s endless awards season, I must admit it has at least one benefit: getting to rub elbows with people I admire at events like Friday’s AFI luncheon and Saturday night’s Los Angeles Film Critics Association dinner.

Hustling for Oscars; Enough Already

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 10, 2014 4:13 PM
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  • 15 Comments
With a new year comes my newest YouTube rant, about the absurdity of awards season here in Hollywood...

New Year, New Discoveries

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 3, 2014 9:43 AM
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For a dyed-in-the-wool film buff, getting a chance to see movies that haven’t been in circulation for decades is always enticing. Beginning tonight, UCLA Film & Television Archive is presenting a series called Columbia in the 1930s: Recent Restorations.

From Hollywood—Happy New Year!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 31, 2013 4:50 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Let's continue our holiday tradition by having a beauty from Hollywood's golden age usher in the new year.

The 'Other' Wolf of Wall Street

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 30, 2013 2:12 PM
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  • 4 Comments
"Money there is, also madness, women, and swindling,” wrote The New York Times about "The Wolf of Wall Street"—in January of 1929...

Ho Ho Ho From Hollywood

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 24, 2013 2:38 PM
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We join Thelma Todd in wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

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