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Omar

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 21, 2014 3:07 PM
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A deft blending of thriller and romance, "Omar" invokes everything from film noir to Shakespeare.

Talking Oscar Movies On DVD With Grae Drake

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 19, 2014 12:00 AM
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ReelzChannel is airing a new special featuring me and my moviegoing pal Grae Drake, Senior Editor of Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a link to one segment in which we debate...

Oscar Nominations: From Scorsese To Mickey Mouse

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 16, 2014 1:21 PM
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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.

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...

OSCARS SHARE THE WEALTH

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 25, 2013 2:57 AM
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When there are so many excellent films in contention for the Oscars, the only sensible thing to do is spread the love around, and that’s what Academy voters did Sunday night.

OSCARS IN THE HERE AND NOW

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 22, 2013 7:09 PM
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I’ve been fortunate to have an opportunity to write about this year’s Oscar race in a series of essays for the news agency Thomson Reuters.

NO

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 15, 2013 1:02 AM
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An Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film this year, Pablo Larrain’s No is a persuasive docudrama that chronicles the efforts to unseat Chile’s dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1988.

HIGH SPIRITS AT OSCAR NOMINEE LUNCHEON

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 5, 2013 3:56 AM
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There’s no suspense or sense of competition, just an air of cheerful camaraderie at the annual Oscar nominees’ luncheon, which was held Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The increasingly crowded awards season, with galas, q&a sessions and presentations galore, takes a toll on high-profile participants—

THE GATEKEEPERS

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 1, 2013 1:08 AM
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When Israeli filmmaker Dror Moreh saw Errol Morris’ riveting documentary "The Fog of War," in which he interviews former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, he was inspired to make a film that would give viewers access to someone from his country’s inner circle.

Precious Moments At Oscar Ball

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 5, 2012 1:00 AM
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Presenting honorary Oscars at a separate event, held in November, has proven to be a win-win for the Academy and the worthy recipients. It also gathers a formidable array of Hollywood A-listers in one room. Wanting to soak it all in, I didn’t shoot as many photos as I should have, I suppose, but I did capture a few special moments...

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