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David Kaplan

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "The filmmakers of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" were adamant about not creating a spoof, satire or anything that smacked of folly, and they have succeeded. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 9, 2016
79% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "For such a star-studded cast, most of the Coen brothers' latest effort, "Hail, Caesar!", falls flat. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 9, 2016
95% Son of Saul (2015) "It's a disturbing look at this dark period of man's inhumanity. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 30, 2016
59% The Finest Hours (2016) ""The Finest Hours", based on an actual event, should have been edge-of-the-seat suspenseful, but it is not. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 29, 2016
17% The 5th Wave (2016) "How many average end-of-the-world stories must we endure before someone comes up with a real zinger? " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 21, 2016
7% Norm of the North (2016) ""Norm of the North" clearly is not on a par with the many superb animated films of 2015, so anyone who takes their kids to this should attend with lowered expectations. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 15, 2016
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "I have now seen Quentin Tarantino's epic "The Hateful Eight" twice, and enjoyed it even more the second time. Billed as his eighth film, it is also his best, and that includes the likes of "Inglourious Basterds", "Django Unchained" and "Pulp Fiction". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 13, 2016
63% Concussion (2015) "If you're a devout pro football fan, you may not watch games quite the same way after viewing "Concussion". And if you're a casual fan, you should be justifiably angry at the cavalier attitude of the NFL towards this very serious problem. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 25, 2015
60% Sisters (2015) ""Sisters" is one of the laziest attempts at comedy in recent memory, and it is my leading candidate for worst film of the year. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 18, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Complete with the great John Williams score, dazzling special effects, lots of good humor -- and of course, the creatures, it's a real crowd pleaser. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 18, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) "It may be a bit overdue, but it's still an important reminder of a sordid time in American financial annals that should never be repeated. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 11, 2015
70% The Danish Girl (2015) ""The Danish Girl" is spellbinding...it's a quiet film that allows its viewers to feel the raw emotions of people caught up in a personal perplexity that few of us would ever experience. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 11, 2015
30% The Letters (2015) "Ms. Stevenson is effective and credible in the role. And "The Letters" is worth viewing for people of all faiths. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 4, 2015
82% The Revenant (2015) ""The Revenant" should be seen for its exquisite scenery, its realistic portrayal of men living 200 years ago in an unforgiving environment, and for Leo. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 4, 2015
96% Spotlight (2015) "Its extraordinary cast keeps us riveted to the screen in an authentic portrayal of investigative journalism. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 29, 2015
77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "Peter Sohn, a voice actor in previous Pixar efforts "Monster University" and "Ratatouille", has stepped way up as he writes and directs "The Good Dinosaur", his debut feature. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 29, 2015
62% Legend (2015) "Hopefully word will spread about the incredible dual performance by Tom Hardy that could, and should, propel him into the Best Actor competition. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 29, 2015
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Aside from one major surprise, at least to non-readers of the books, there is nothing else that breaks the tedium of sitting through two plus hours of this franchise that has worn out its welcome. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 20, 2015
98% Brooklyn (2015) ""Brooklyn" is intelligent, warm, funny and endearing. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 13, 2015
43% The 33 (2015) "As emotional as the rescue effort was, equally fascinating are the technical challenges that the crews had to overcome to bring the men to the Earth's surface. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 13, 2015
31% By The Sea (2015) "With its deliberate pace and a running time of two hours, moviegoers have a right to expect more of a payoff, and when it does come, it's neither surprising nor satisfying. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 13, 2015
87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "Any male out there who has ever had to make that dreaded phone call for a first date will appreciate Charlie's reluctance when he goes to the Little Red-Haired Girl's front door to return her pencil. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 6, 2015
64% Spectre (2015) "Despite some well-choreographed sequences --- the movie's opening in Mexico City is typically frenetic of Bond films, and the helicopter episode is harrowing --- Agent 007 needs to retire. There is nothing unique or original left to do with the franchise. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 6, 2015
73% Suffragette (2015) ""Suffragette" suffers from an overload of extreme close-ups and jittery hand-held camera sequences. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 30, 2015
33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "With so many Americans apathetic about our own politics --- Donald Trump aside --- why would anyone care to watch a film about a Bolivian presidential contest, and one campaign guru pitted against another? " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 30, 2015
96% Room (2015) ""Room" is a powerful, emotionally-charged drama that should be an Oscar contender on many levels. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 24, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) ""Bridge of Spies" is another in a long line of films, based on actual events, where the outcome is either well known or easily predicted. Yet it still manages to hold us firmly in its grasp. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 16, 2015
86% Steve Jobs (2015) "At the heart of the movie is a mesmerizing, iconic performance by Michael Fassbender, certain to be Oscar-nominated. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 16, 2015
71% He Named Me Malala (2015) "Although I don't think Guggenheim's documentary is a technical marvel, there is no denying its sheer power, centered in the heart and mind of a diminutive teenager. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4% Shanghai (2015) "Cusack does his best to evoke compassion for his character, and he is quick on his feet, whether trying to woo Anna, or outsmart his captors. But none of it is enough to highly recommend "Shanghai". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 30, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) "It's a film that makes "Gravity" look like a junior high science fair project. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 30, 2015
85% The Walk (2015) "At a minimum, the film is unsettling. Early on, we are teased by what is to follow. Like an effective horror story, we may dread what is ahead of us, yet anticipate it with guarded enthusiasm. "The Walk" is the ultimate vicarious experience. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 30, 2015
93% Sicario (2015) "Of all the movies about drug trafficking, and the authorities who battle the problem, I would rate "Sicario" somewhere in the middle. It is extremely violent, of course, but only intermittently suspenseful. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 25, 2015
60% The Intern (2015) "The potential for this film to fall apart due to a saccharine script or overacting was high, but Meyers and her cast never let that happen. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 25, 2015
86% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "A poignant story with an accomplished cast. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 24, 2015
72% Everest (2015) ""Everest" is most like the old Cinerama movies where you could experience the world's highest roller coaster, without actually leaving your seat. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 18, 2015
26% Captive (2015) ""Captive" is simply proof that not all true life stories make for compelling entertainment at the movies. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 18, 2015
75% Black Mass (2015) "Depp has completely vindicated himself with an electrifying performance as the vicious, snarling, unpredictable hoodlum who ruled the city of Boston for many years. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 18, 2015
89% Meru (2015) "The film's combination of post-climb interviews and real-time footage provides the moviegoer with a unique perspective of these men. In a mere 90 minutes, we get to know them on a strangely personal level that other documentaries rarely achieve. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 4, 2015
46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "A delightfully funny trek through the wilderness, with occasional stops in civilization, lavishly strewn with droll exchanges. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 2, 2015
66% Learning To Drive (2015) "An entertaining nugget of a film that examines friendship and self-awareness represented in two very different cultures. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 28, 2015
46% No Escape (2015) ""No Escape" is a fast-paced thriller interwoven with quality down times. It delivers on its message that anything can happen, at any time, anywhere. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 26, 2015
94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Heller's film is a totally realistic and honest achievement that captures how some teenage girls think about sex and relationships. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 14, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) ""The Man From U.N.C.L. E." is a dull affair. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 11, 2015
99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) "Small kids will giggle at some of the antics of the stop-motion animated figures, while adults will marvel at the exceedingly clever attention to detail the filmmakers achieved. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 10, 2015
93% The Gift (2015) ""The Gift" is a nail-biter, a movie that appears to present to its audience one cliche after another, but continually surprises us with the unexpected. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 7, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Pete's snow white standard poodle is a delight, and should have had a more prominent role. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 7, 2015
9% Fantastic Four (2015) ""Fantastic Four" had a final budget of $122 million. Good luck to 20th Century Fox making that investment back. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 7, 2015
91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "This is not necessarily a movie for lovers of action or high adventure. It essentially qualifies as an art film that will finds its audience based on glowing critical reviews, and the celebrity attraction of its two captivating stars. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 7, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) ""Best of Enemies" is a riveting, often quite funny, viewing experience --- in black and white, no less. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 7, 2015
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