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Leonard Maltin

Leonard Maltin is one of the world’s most respected film critics and historians. He is best known for his widely-used reference work Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide and its companion volume Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide, now in its third edition, as well as his thirty-year run on television’s Entertainment Tonight. He teaches at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and appears regularly on Reelz Channel and Turner Classic Movies. His books include The 151 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons, The Great Movie Comedians, The Disney Films, The Art of the Cinematographer, Movie Comedy Teams, The Great American Broadcast, and Leonard Maltin’s Movie Encyclopedia. He served two terms as President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, is a voting member of the National Film Registry, and was appointed by the Librarian of Congress to sit on the Board of Directors of the National Film Preservation Foundation. He hosted and co-produced the popular Walt Disney Treasures DVD series and has appeared on innumerable television programs and documentaries. He has been the recipient of awards from the American Society of Cinematographers, the Telluride Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, and San Diego’s Comic-Con International. Perhaps the pinnacle of his career was his appearance in a now-classic episode of South Park. (Or was it Carmela consulting his Movie Guide on an episode of The Sopranos?) He holds court at leonardmaltin.com. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook; you can also listen to him on his weekly podcast: Maltin on Movies. — [Artwork by Drew Friedman]

MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT

This intriguing documentary was made by Robert Clift (the youngest…

‘JOJO RABBIT’ HITS THE MARK

Lest anyone misunderstand, Jojo Rabbit is being advertised as an “anti-hate satire.”…

REMEMBERING ROBERT FORSTER

I’ve never met anyone quite like Robert Forster. He was…

GEMINI MAN: TWO WILL SMITHS FOR THE…

I was wary approaching Gemini Man, which I saw at 120…

PARASITE: THE BEST FILM I’VE SEEN THIS…

I love watching movies without knowing much about them; that’s…

CHAPLIN DISCOVERIES—AFTER 90 YEARS

You’d think by now we’d have seen all there is…

‘JOKER’ IS RELENTLESSLY GRIM

I hated this movie and that’s no joke. (In the…

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