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Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie are the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm—from living legends like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Quincy Jones to such contemporary artists as Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Dern, and Bryan Cranston. You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people and hear their recommendations of unsung movies you ought to know.

Maltin on Movies Leonard Maltin & Jessie Maltin

    • TV & Film

Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie are the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm—from living legends like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Quincy Jones to such contemporary artists as Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Dern, and Bryan Cranston. You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people and hear their recommendations of unsung movies you ought to know.

    Greta Gerwig

    Greta Gerwig

    Greta Gerwig is riding high on the rave reviews and Oscar nominations for her heartfelt adaptation of Little Women (still playing in theaters). In the midst of awards-season chaos she found time to spend an hour with Leonard and Jessie, to talk about her ever-expanding career—which also includes being mother to an adorable toddler. For a high-profile actress and filmmaker she is refreshingly straightforward about her accomplishments, and extremely likable to boot.

    • 58 min
    Alice Maltin

    Alice Maltin

    The one and only Alice Maltin makes a long-awaited return to the podcast to share her thoughts about awards season and the past year in movies and television. She’s the real critic in the family—and still Leonard’s favorite moviegoing companion. Leonard and Jessie compare notes with her on films they’ve loved and TV shows that have captured their attention. They don’t always agree 100%, but that’s what makes for good conversation.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ted Sarandos

    Ted Sarandos

    If you wonder how Netflix became the colossus it is today, meet Ted Sarandos, its chief content officer. He’s been there twenty years and set in place the machinery that’s attracted Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Cuarón, Eddie Murphy and other A-listers. Leonard and Jessie wanted to know more about the man behind the curtain and Ted traced his personal saga, from video store manager to the most powerful man in Hollywood. It’s quite a story!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson

    Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson

    Costume designer Sandy Powell has been nominated for 12 Oscars and won three. Christopher Peterson earned an Emmy nomination for Boardwalk Empire. Together they designed the clothing for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman—for the stars as well as the extras, covering several decades. Leonard and Jessie were fascinated to hear their experience on this massive endeavor  and their impressions of Scorsese, who appreciates what the right wardrobe can do for his film—and his actors.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Paul Ben-Victor

    Paul Ben-Victor

    He’s played Mussolini and Moe Howard of the Three Stooges. Paul Ben-Victor is one of those face-is-familiar actors who can embody any kind of character from a street hood to a cop. You can see him right now in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman or you may remember his recurring roles The Wire, Everybody Hates Chris, and Entourage. He’s not used to blowing his own horn, but Leonard and Jessie enjoyed coaxing anecdotes and observations from this lifelong performer who builds and rebuilds houses when he isn’t working on a film or TV show.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Terry Gilliam

    Terry Gilliam

    The Man Who Killed Don Quixote completes a quest that has consumed Terry Gilliam for thirty years, but as Leonard and Jessie learned, he bears his burdens lightly. He made his name supplying unique animated sequences for   Monty Python’s Flying Circus and his films include Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Brazil, and The Fisher King. He’s a delightful man with stories to tell (about everyone from Robin Williams to Heath Ledger) and a great outlook on life.
     

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

Christabella32 ,

Suggestion

Hi, I really like your podcast and find Leonard Maltin very knowledgable. The reason I listen is that I am interested in movies and a big fan of wolf pop. My suggestion is that when you have Jessie Maltin on you ask her to talk about movies rather than herself. I am getting into the habit of deleting it without listening when she is on. Very frustrating and quite boring. Sorry Jessie, but it is a movie show, not Jessie's Facebook.

Bernard mc ,

Consistently Great Interviews

I have been listening to this podcast for many years and find it consistently interesting and it has helped build my film knowledge. The variety of guests is outstanding. I find Leonard and Jessie are always gracious to their guests and this brings out the best in the guests.

Kc652891 ,

Please stop interrupting

I’ve love Leonard for many, many years so was so excited to come across this podcast. However, quickly learnt its all about his daughter and how she constantly interrupts the guest in the middle of their story just voicing agreement. I’m sure she’s lovely and knows her stuff but needs to learn the art of interviewing is about the interviewee and letting them talk. She should listen back to the podcast and how often we hear her compared to the guest. Still love Leonard who comes in with intelligent questions.

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