The Year in Film

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It's still three months until the Academy Awards, but there's already Oscar buzz around movies like "12 Years A Slave," "Gravity," "Fruitvale Station" and "American Hustle," just to name a few. We talk about Oscar contenders, indie favorites and holiday blockbusters with Leonard Maltin and other film critics.

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About Time

The Act of Killing

American Hustle


Leonard Maltin, film critic, historian and bestselling author

Sura Wood, freelance arts journalist and film critic contributing to a variety of publications, including Hollywood Reporter, San Francisco Arts Monthly and the San Jose Mercury News

Michael Fox, film critic and journalist for KQED Arts and other outlets, curator and host of the ongoing CinemaLit program on Friday nights in downtown San Francisco


Before Midnight

Blue is the Warmest Color

Blue Jasmine

The Book Thief

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Ender's Game

Enough Said

Fruitvale Station



Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Inequality for All

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Intouchables

Kill Your Darlings




Pawn Shop Chronicles

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Side Effects

Short Term 12

Stories We Tell

Twelve Years a Slave


What Maisie Knew