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David Kaplan

David Kaplan

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
33% 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
65% 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
34% 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
94% 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
85% 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
72% 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
61% 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
73% 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
24% 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
45% 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
45% 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
93% 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
92% 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
60% Samba (2015) ""Samba" manages to be hugely entertaining, featuring a superb cast and expert direction, without abandoning its important message about a universal problem. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 31, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "It is vastly superior to all the bloated superhero movies with their extended, tedious fight scenes and unnecessary, overused 3-D effects. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 31, 2015
26% Vacation (2015) "You know you're in trouble when a movie starts off with a note scribbled indelibly on a guitar that says "I have a vagina". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 29, 2015
42% Staten Island Summer "With the "Saturday Night Live" stamp of approval all over it...we deserve better, much better. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 27, 2015
61% Southpaw (2015) ""Southpaw" is unequivocally the best boxing film in almost 40 years ("Rocky", 1976). It's a true crowd-pleaser in the "Rocky" vein. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 24, 2015
44% Irrational Man (2015) "I suspect many moviegoers, whether Woody Allen fans or not, will find the pacing frustrating, the philosophical meanderings unnecessary or incomprehensible, or both. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 22, 2015
34% Lila & Eve (2015) ""Lila & Eve" is a taut thriller for much of the film. It suffers a bit from a couple of flaws, but they're not deal breakers. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 17, 2015
87% Mr. Holmes (2015) ""Mr. Holmes" is one of those small films that grows on the viewer ever so gradually. The three main characters are all people we care about. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 17, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "It's fair to say that Schumer's first major entree into feature films will project her into major star status far greater than any tenure she might sustain on Comedy Central. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 17, 2015
89% Cartel Land (2015) "I found my heart pounding as Heineman, often with bullets flying all around, manages to film sequences straight out of a fictional movie or TV show. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 14, 2015
81% Batkid Begins (2015) "For one day, at least, the optimists among us could revel in the good-heartedness of people the world over. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 10, 2015
55% Minions (2015) ""Minions" does feature a "groovy" soundtrack, but it's not enough to overcome the movie's lesser elements. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 10, 2015
19% Self/less (2015) "The movie has several surprising twists, and will tug gently at your heartstrings, a la Warren Beatty in the 1978 remake of "Heaven Can Wait". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 6, 2015
63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "If watching handsome men with perfect bodies perform suggested sex acts on obese women is appealing to you, go see "Magic Mike XXL". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 29, 2015
100% Teacher of the Year (2015) "Thanks to a highly-skilled group of comedic actors with years of experience --- largely honed on television --- and the absurdist humor of writer/director Jason Strouse, "Teacher of the Year" is a film I can heartily recommend. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 27, 2015
79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "At times "Infinitely Polar Bear" seems like "Mr. Mom" on drugs. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 26, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "With a totally unique premise, a wealth of voice talent, and the usual attention to detail, "Inside Out" is a must for multiple viewings. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 19, 2015
94% The Farewell Party (2015) ""The Farewell Party" manages to make us laugh amid dire circumstances, yet the film is a serious reminder that Alzheimer's is no laughing matter. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 12, 2015
72% Jurassic World (2015) "With its capable cast, Spielberg's hand-picked director Colin Trevorrow, and marvelous special effects, "Jurassic World" may be the best of the lot. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 11, 2015
94% Spy (2015) ""Spy" is a total gas, not something you can readily say about most comedies these days. It is built around McCarthy who is almost never out of a scene, and she appears to relish every minute. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 5, 2015
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