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Leonard Maltin

Awards Season Backlash—Already!

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 5, 2011 2:25 PM
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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.

The Artist―movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 21, 2011 8:48 PM
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If Michel Hazanavicius’ 'The Artist' were merely an homage to silent films, it would be easy to dismiss as an amusing stunt. But his hand is so sure, his actors so engaging (and engaged), that the movie plays as well as any other picture made this year—if not better.

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