Leonard Maltin





Leonard Maltin

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December 18, 1950

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Leonard Maltin, is an American film and animated-film critic and historian.

Maltin began his writing career at age fifteen, writing for Classic Images and editing and publishing his own fanzine, Film Fan Monthly, dedicated to films from the golden age of Hollywood. After receiving a journalism degree at New York University, Maltin went on to publish articles in a variety of film journals, national news-papers, and magazines, including Variety and TV Guide.
Maltin in 1990

As an author, Maltin is best known for Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, (some editions titled as his ...Movie and Video Guide), a compendium of synopses and reviews that first appeared in September 1969 and has been annually updated since October 1987. (It was published under th...more


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Series television has robbed theater screens of such longtime staples as the whodunit, the police procedural, and the medical drama. That’s why it’s refreshing to see how filmmaker Scott Frank has reinvigorated the mystery-thriller genre with A Walk Among the Tombstones. It’s violent, creepy, and well-shot on the streets of Brooklyn, New York. The story has a seemingly endless string of surpris... Read more of this blog post »
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Of Mice and Magic: A Histor...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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Leonard Maltin's 151 Best M...
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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The Little Rascals: The Lif...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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Leonard Maltin's Classic Mo...
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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The Disney Films
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
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Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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The Great American Broadcast
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Leonard Maltin's 2012 Movie...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Leonard Maltin's 2014 Movie...
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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“When it comes to the selections, I heard several observers claim that the Academy was embracing “nostalgia” by honoring The Artist and Hugo. Give me a break! Hugo represents cutting-edge storytelling by a world-class director—in 3-D, no less. The Artist dares to revisit a form of cinema that was abandoned in the late 1920s. The Academy members admired these films for making the past seem immediate and relevant. That has nothing to do with nostalgia; it has everything to do with great moviemaking, which is what the Academy Awards are all about.”
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