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Kenneth Turan

Kenneth Turan

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet O.J.: Made in America ""O.J.: Made in America" is an exceptional 7 1/2-hour documentary, so perceptive, empathetic and compelling you want it never to end. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 20, 2016
55% Money Monster (2016) "A film that is both less entertaining and less significant than it imagines. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
100% Rabin In His Own Words (2016) ""In His Own Words" is a deeply involving look at the man's entire life, using archival footage, home movies, private letters but most of all filmed interviews Rabin gave, to let us hear him tell his own story just about from cradle to grave. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
84% Elstree 1976 (2016) "Given what a multibillion-dollar behemoth the Star Wars universe has become, it's fascinating to discover that a long time ago in a studio sound stage far, far away, no one took it very seriously at all. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "If you live and breathe Marvel, this is one of the MCU's stronger offerings. If you are a spy coming in from the cold, the answer is not so clear. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
82% Viva (2016) "Nothing happens you won't see coming, but it's all so deftly done you're more than happy to wait for the inevitable to arrive. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
92% Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2016) ""Vita Activa" closely examines Arendt's "active life" with the goal of putting us inside her formative experiences, the better to reveal who she was and where her attitudes came from. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
83% Hockney (2016) ""Hockney" is less interested in providing a conventional top-to-bottom narrative than in capturing a sense of who Hockney is and what is important to him. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
67% A Hologram for the King (2016) "The problem is not that anything on screen is troubling, it's that nothing there, not even star Tom Hanks, is capable of holding our interest or attention for very long. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
57% Streit's: Matzo And The American Dream (2016) "This lively and engaged documentary lives up to its name. It uses the story of the paradigmatic matzo manufacturer to examine what the American dream meant back in the day and what it has turned into now. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 20, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) ""The Jungle Book" is the kind of family film calculated to make even those without families wish they had one to take along. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
33% Criminal (2016) "Half science-fiction tale, half espionage thriller, it's a pleasantly far-fetched endeavor that moves along so briskly that it leaves no time to consider its implausibilities, which are many. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) "What pulls us into "Fireworks Wednesday" is the universality of the emotions its characters display and the familiarity of the situations they find themselves in. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
50% Demolition (2016) ""Demolition" is a well-meaning misfire, terribly earnest but unconvincing for all of that. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
100% Notfilm "For all its gifted collaborators, "Film" was not a match made in heaven. But for moviegoers who care about film not just as a title, "Notfilm" can be unreservedly recommended. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) "Ambitious in scale and often gorgeous to look at. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
72% Miles Ahead (2016) "Cheadle's performance ... stands tall in all of this, even when the plot contrivances start to pile up like so much disposable material. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
21% I Saw the Light (2016) ""I Saw the Light" is solid but not spectacular, a retelling of a sad story that never catches fire. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "While the Marvel universe, now owned by Disney, is glib and sunny, it's a nice echo of Warner's past as a home to gangsters and gritty melodramas to find its DC world operating very much on the dark end of the street. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 23, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) "A bravura science-fiction thriller that explores emotional areas like parenthood and the nature of belief, it's a riveting genre exercise as well as something more. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
91% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) ""My Golden Days" contains an intoxicatingly realistic portrayal of the intense emotionality, the intertwined joy and pain, of first love. It's not the whole film, but its power is so strong it feels like it is. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "Because the series' plot reveal turns out to be more confusing than compelling, and because turning a novel into two films invariably leads to inflated productions, only the most devoted fans of the book will pledge allegiance to what's on the screen. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
95% Marguerite (2016) "A thoughtful examination of an unusual, deeply eccentric woman. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
65% Rabin, the Last Day (2016) "An unusual work that mixes genres to at times awkward but always powerful effect. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
79% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) ""The Wave" adds credible writing and effective acting to gangbusters special effects, resulting in a white-knuckle experience a bit higher on the plausibility scale than what we're used to from Hollywood versions of the genre. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 4, 2016
94% Colliding Dreams (2016) ""Colliding Dreams" is a film of ideas and a film of history, a thorough and engrossing look at the root causes of the tortured relationship between Israel and the Palestinians. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "It's symptomatic of the tone of "Knight of Cups" that even Blanchett, ordinarily the most sure-footed of performers, has trouble finding a convincing reality to play here. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
100% Only Yesterday (2016) "The story of a young woman who moves back and forth between childhood memories and the dilemmas of her current life, "Only Yesterday" is a realistic, personal story made universal in a delicate way. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
99% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "A strikingly photographed black-and-white epic that intertwines a passionate attack on the depredations of invasive capitalism with a potent adventure story about not one but two trips down that river into a Conradian heart of darkness. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 18, 2016
91% A War (Krigen) (2016) ""A War" is a film done exactly right about a situation gone horribly wrong. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
83% Deadpool (2016) "You're initially jazzed by his effrontery, but Deadpool, with his relentlessly glib, nothing-sacred attitude, is not an individual who wears particularly well. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
24% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Is "Zoolander 2" one "Zoolander" too many? The answer, unfortunately, is yes more than no. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
92% Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2016) "An involving and exciting inside look at some of the most middle-of-nowhere outdoors art ever made, "Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art" is a brief 72-minute documentary that covers a lot of territory, both literally and figuratively. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "Serious and moving but also with a bleaker than bleak Scandinavian sense of humor, "Rams" is so much its own film that figuring out where its unusual, unpredictable plot will end up is difficult if not impossible. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "A hipster mash note to the way things used to be, it will put a smile on your face and keep it there for the duration. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
63% The Finest Hours (2016) "Before scoffers scoff, realize that this tale of nautical derring-do has several things going for it to counteract the inherent obviousness of the material. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "The film wants us to feel, as one of the men they protect says, "I'm proud to know Americans like you," but we're never really given the opportunity. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
93% The Treasure (2016) "Deadpan, determinedly low key and deeply absurd, the films of Corneliu Porumboiu are very much a particular taste, and "The Treasure" is no different. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 7, 2016
61% Concussion (2015) "Landesman has pushed too hard to make this story fit into a dramatic mold, alternating melodrama and romance with those earnest warnings in a way that is more ungainly than effective. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 24, 2015
61% Joy (2015) "Lawrence ... thrives here, but even her skill and determination can't stabilize a film that goes off in any number of directions and rarely feels confident about the kind of story it wants to be telling. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 24, 2015
82% The Revenant (2015) ""The Revenant" is a classic B picture fortified with all manner of Grade A resources. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 24, 2015
97% 45 Years (2015) ""45 Years" is a quietly explosive film, a potent drama with a nuanced feel for subtlety and emotional complications. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 23, 2015
96% Son of Saul (2015) "No matter how many Holocaust films you've seen, you've not seen one like this. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 17, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Though a definite improvement on the last three abortive "Star Wars" prequels... "The Force Awakens" is only at its best in fits and starts, its success dependent on who of its mix of franchise veterans and first-timers is on the screen. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 16, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) "A funny, energetic and self-aware film that manages to entertain without diluting the complications - or the gravity - of its subject matter. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 10, 2015
100% Jag är Ingrid (Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words) (2015) ""She went where the wind took her," Pia Lindström says, and this revealing film shows where those destinations were. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 10, 2015
73% Youth (2015) "Quixotic, idiosyncratic, effortlessly moving, it's as much a cinematic essay as anything else, a meditation on the wonders and complications of life, an examination of what lasts, of what matters to people no matter their age. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "Opinions about film are thick on the ground these days, but intelligent discussion is, as always, at a premium. Which is why it's such a joy to welcome "Hitchcock/Truffaut" to the screen. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
70% The Danish Girl (2015) "It frankly takes a while to unpack its themes and gain our interest, but it finally allows us to unmistakably experience the powerful drives that motivate the action. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 25, 2015
76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) ""The Good Dinosaur" is antic and unexpected as well as homiletic, rife with subversive elements, wacky critters and some of the most beautiful landscapes ever seen in a computer animated film. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 24, 2015
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