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David Kaplan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
27% The Comedian (2017) Director Hackford has managed to pull off the most difficult challenge in filmdom, to make a good comedy. It helps to have a talent as large as Robert De Niro as the driving force. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 13, 2017
83% The Founder (2017) First and foremost in this movie is a career-best performance from Michael Keaton as Kroc. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 30, 2016
96% Paterson (2016) "Paterson" is decidedly not the tedious affair that was "The Limits of Control". ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 25, 2016
79% Patriots Day (2017) Like other films of its ilk, "Patriots Day" holds us in its grip despite the fact we all know the outcome. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 23, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Jones' portrayal is quite different from what we have come to expect from the Oscar nominee, and she proves she can handle the role of an action heroine with surprising ferocity. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 13, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) The two A-Listers have so much on-screen magnetism --- and they make a nice couple --- I'm willing to overlook their singing shortcomings. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 9, 2016
42% Office Christmas Party (2016) While "Office Christmas Party" has a lot of hilarity early on, it struggles to sustain the humor for the full running time. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 7, 2016
88% Jackie (2016) Portman's turn in "Jackie" may end up to be the defining one of her career, even though she's only thirty-five. The more the film moves along, the more convincing she becomes. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 4, 2016
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Huppert excels in projecting the opposite of what we expect. That was true with "Elle" and continues in "Things To Come". ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 1, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Zemeckis just keeps churning out the hits. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 22, 2016
88% Elle (2016) This movie has a little bit of everything, much of it perverse, all of it mesmerizing. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 18, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Based on just the sheer magnitude of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", far be it for me to not give the film a positive rating. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 18, 2016
77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) How can you not like a feline who high-fives on command? It matters not if you're a cat or dog lover, you should find this movie as irresistible as its four-legged star. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 15, 2016
54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) A totally entertaining and immersive film. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 11, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) A great score by Oscar winner Michael Giacchino ("Up") and dialogue rife with a sense of humor, coupled with truly spectacular visuals, adds up to what will surely be a hugely popular movie. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 6, 2016
93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) This is amazing footage unlike anything you've ever seen ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 3, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) Howard has provided moviegoers with some of our best films over the past four decades. "Inferno" is not one of them. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 31, 2016
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) The funniest thing about this star-studded comedy are the billboards promoting it. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 21, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) See "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" for Cruise standing up to the bad guys, and for his always entertaining action sequences. But don't expect to see anything you haven't seen before in this genre. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 21, 2016
51% The Accountant (2016) "The Accountant" lacks the electricity and urgency of his best movies. Then again, Affleck doesn't direct here --- that's left to someone else who lacks the star's ability to create tension and completely immerse the audience. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 16, 2016
43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Taylor and his screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson faced a daunting task living up to the standard and hype of the novel...they accomplished their goal. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 8, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) I wasn't expecting much of this remake, other than to determine if it should have been remade in the first place. And the answer is a clear "no" -- not the greatest use of $95,000,000. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 25, 2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) "Bridget Jones's Baby" survives a shaky opening 45 minutes by redeeming itself with a charming second half . ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 17, 2016
45% Hands of Stone (2016) If you are old enough to remember the classic battles between Duran and Leonard, "Hands of Stone" is a respectable homage to that time. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 27, 2016
60% War Dogs (2016) If "War Dogs" was not based on a true story, it would be regarded as just another silly script. But it is real, it is relatively recent --- the events took place less than 10 years ago --- and it is entertaining. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 22, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) It is possibly the most ambitious animated film ever conceived. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 19, 2016
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) "Florence Foster Jenkins", without much in the way of pithy character development or historical context, comes off as a bit of a repetitive one-note joke. But Streep pulls off the very difficult task of intentionally singing off-key. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 12, 2016
56% Jason Bourne (2016) Despite its weaknesses, I can recommend "Jason Bourne" as a decent summer diversion. But this fourth entry in the franchise should be the final one. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 28, 2016
84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) At the risk of inciting a riot, I found the movie to be a crashing bore. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 24, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) Like fine wine or aged cheese, 80-year-old filmmaker Woody Allen keeps getting better. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 22, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) On the strength of its all-female leading cast, this remake of the original "Ghostbusters" (1984) will likely be a box office smash, but not because it's an upgrade. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 17, 2016
93% Life, Animated (2016) Roger Ross Williams should make room on his mantle for another statuette. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 15, 2016
97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Without the exceptional performances from Sam Neill and Julian Dennison, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" would likely devolve into an outlandish situation comedy-wannabe. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 8, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Despite its shortcomings, "The Secret Life of Pets" boasts terrific animation, and the soundtrack by the superb Alexandre Desplats is just that --- superb. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 6, 2016
69% Swiss Army Man (2016) While it is very well constructed and photographed, that doesn't necessarily make it 100% entertaining. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 30, 2016
75% The BFG (2016) if Ray (Harryhausen) were alive today to see what Steven Spielberg's crew has accomplished in "The BFG", he would be astonished. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 30, 2016
36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Skarsgård, with his chiseled features and six-pack abs, will become this generation's epitome of the storied ape man. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 29, 2016
51% Genius (2016) The film is a captivating example of superb acting and writing, not to be missed by serious cinephiles. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 21, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) With genius executive producer John Lasseter's stamp of approval on "Finding Dory", what's not to like? ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 16, 2016
80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Wan keeps his audience on the edge of their seats the entire time. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 9, 2016
58% Me Before You (2016) Tugs at your emotions without being sentimental, mushy, maudlin or corny. It's a beautifully conceived story, wonderfully acted and well written. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 3, 2016
97% Weiner (2016) The documentary doesn't delve deeply enough into Anthony Weiner's psychological makeup. But the film is entertaining on some level that satisfies our tacit fascination with celebrities who implode. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 27, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) Crowe and Gosling do exhibit an on-screen chemistry, but I would like to see them together in a better film. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 20, 2016
97% Dark Horse (2016) Won the Audience Award at Sundance last year, and it's easy to see why. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 15, 2016
61% High-Rise (2016) "High-Rise" is a puzzling debacle of debauchery that is showcased on many levels. If this constitutes entertainment at the movies, count me out. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 13, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) There is no denying the apprehension that builds in this movie. But thanks to numerous lighter moments, I was able to unclench my fists from time to time. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 13, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Suffice it to say that if I can find this sort of thing entertaining, true fans of the genre should be handsomely rewarded. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 10, 2016
61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) There is not a dull moment, not a single false step in this picture. "The Man Who Knew Infinity" is a powerful story that will stand on its own merit. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 6, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Captain America: Civil War" has some surprises, but the battle scenes --- here we go again --- are far too long. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 5, 2016
7% Mother's Day (2016) "Mother's Day" doesn't go for the cheap laughs right out of the gate. Instead, we are given the opportunity to get to know the characters. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 29, 2016