Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
Airs Friday 11 a.m. - noon

AirTalk ‘One-on-One’ interview special with film historian Leonard Maltin




Film critic Leonard Maltin (L) and actor Lee Grant speak onstage at A Conversation with Lee Grant during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Film critic Leonard Maltin (L) and actor Lee Grant speak onstage at A Conversation with Lee Grant during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for TCM

Listen to story

21:04
Download this story 10MB

Leonard Maltin is a name that’s become synonymous with the movie biz.

As someone who’s spent 30 seasons as a film critic with Entertainment Tonight, Maltin may be one of the most recognizable film critics of our time. His writing has also become a go-to for movie lovers. From 1986 to 2015, the paperback of his book, “Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide” was an annually published reference for film buffs everywhere. Its first edition of collected capsule reviews came out in 1969.

But Maltin is also trying to pass on his knowledge as a part-time lecturer at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he hosts screenings of new, unreleased movies and a Q&A with the filmmakers.

As an authority on what makes a great movie, Maltin stops by FilmWeek today for an extended talk on his career, including his start as a teenage writer, and what the future holds for the world of film. 

Guests:

Leonard Maltin, film historian and noted film critic; author of many books on cinema, including “Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide” series; he appears regularly on Reelz Channel and spent 30 years on the hit television show, Entertainment Tonight

Justin Chang, film critic for KPCC and the Los Angeles Times; he tweets @JustinCChang

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Alt-Film Guide; he tweets @CinemaInMind