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David Kaplan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Dunkirk (2017) No doubt that "Dunkirk" is technologically well conceived and crafted. Unfortunately, a clever idea and expert editing cannot compensate for a dearth of human emotions.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
90% Lady Macbeth (2017) Unleashes a brilliant young actress to the world of cinema.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) "War for the Planet of the Apes" is easily one of the year's best films. ... a truly exciting and superior cinematic adventure.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
93% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Director Jon Watts and a mostly familiar cast have managed to put a fresh face on the franchise, one that's entertaining to boot.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) As it turns out, "Despicable Me 3" is the best of the franchise.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
94% Baby Driver (2017) "Baby Driver" is the "Bullitt" for a new generation of moviegoers almost 50 years later.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
97% The Big Sick (2017) Excellent writing, superb acting, expert direction, and more --- it is easily one of the best films of this, or any other, year. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) Eventually "The Beguiled" shifts into a horror show/thriller with at least two major ironies that will resonate long after you leave the theater. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
48% Rough Night (2017) If one were to edit out all the insipidly stupid stuff in "Rough Night" --- the film would be a half-hour sitcom.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
78% The Hero (2017) "The Hero" could have devolved into a maudlin melodramatic heap, but the writing has Lee handling his life challenges realistically and sympathetically.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
85% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) There is nothing in it of redeeming value for any adult cinephile. Drop your kids off, find something to do for 89 minutes, then pick 'em up.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
49% Churchill (2017) Brian Cox floored me with his portrayal, Oscar-worthy it is.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot more than lives up to the challenge, and is as good at delivering her lines as she is handling a magical lariat.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) I can't recommend this film to anyone but "Pirates" diehards, and Johnny Depp devotees.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
72% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) Thomas Vinterberg, in his film "The Commune", has created some spectacularly bland folks to populate his communal family.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
No Score Yet Train Station (2017) Through the efforts of 40 directors and a vast array of writers, "Train Station" immediately evolves into a thriller, rife with surprises and sometimes shocking sequences.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
68% The Wall (2017) it was up to director Doug Liman, screenwriter Dwain Worrell, and actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson and John Cena to create a scenario that would hold an audience's attention. They succeed.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 13, 2017
97% Burden (2017) Was he brilliant, or crazy, or maybe some of both? One thing is certain from watching "Burden" --- he was definitely not cut from the same cloth as most people.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
48% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) "Paris Can Wait" is a charming little sojourn that also looks splendid on the big screen.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
90% Maudie (2017) It will take five astounding performances to keep Hawkins off Oscar's short list.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
35% Snatched (2017) Without a few decidedly funny sight gags, "Snatched", Amy Schumer's new comedy, would be hard-pressed to hold an audience's attention. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
50% The Dinner (2017) Its ambiguous conclusion should lend itself to animated post-movie discussions.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Seeing the massive Drax coddle and protect Baby Groot is typical of their love for one another, and that translates into a "family" we can all admire.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
50% The Promise (2017) "The Promise" is a stirring epic of a sordid time in world history. Its love triangle provides just the right amount of apolitical intrigue the movie demands. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
26% Unforgettable (2017) It's not a bad film, it simply doesn't offer up anything new in the genre of "embittered divorcee seeks revenge on innocent new love of ex-husband". ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
88% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) "Heal the Living" is a sensitive and powerfully emotional film showcasing an amazing science. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) A thrilling film .‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
60% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) "Cézanne et Moi" is a beautiful film in every respect --- acting, music, cinematography --- and an intriguing story about the turbulent friendship between two 19th century French artisans. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
52% The Boss Baby (2017) The Boss Baby" gets kudos for its originality, its quality animation and its editing. However, the overall story is a bit of a one-note theme, and after the first 45 minutes or so, it gets tedious.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
81% Mean Dreams (2017) "Mean Dreams" is a decent diversion, and just knowing it is one of Bill Paxton's last movies is reason enough to see it.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
46% Wilson (2017) If Wilson wasn't so appallingly annoying, he might be a sympathetic character. But he is, so he's not. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This film is a treat for anyone who harkens back to the glory days of musicals.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) King Kong is as likeable and sympathetic as any of his predecessors. And his battles with the island's predators are spectacularly staged.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
87% My Scientology Movie (2017) I went to a screening of a documentary and a horror film broke out. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
100% The Last Laugh (2017) Everyone in the movie agrees on one thing: it's okay to make fun of the Nazis --- oppressors yes, victims no. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
35% The Last Word (2017) Where have you gone, Irma La Douce??‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
10% Bitter Harvest (2017) In all fairness, director George Mendeluk had an almost impossible task of telling the story of Stalin's reign of terror in only 103 minutes. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
93% Logan (2017) There's a good reason to see "Logan", and also some good reasons not to see "Logan". ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) This sequel is content to key on a super hero defending his megalopolis against super villains. And that's what makes "The LEGO Batman Movie" a dull sequel for much of the time. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Peck's film is rife with stunning images of the rampant racism that characterized parts of the U.S. at the time. And it is almost astounding how Baldwin's ideologies are relevant today. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
43% Gold (2017) The movie is full of twists and turns, and should be seen on the big screen for its striking cinematography alone. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2017
30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) "A Dog's Purpose" is well done. It's suitable for children 10 and up, especially in its unabashed love of dogs while showcasing the people who unconditionally love their four-legged companions.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
25% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
84% The Founder (2017) First and foremost in this movie is a career-best performance from Michael Keaton as Kroc.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
96% Paterson (2016) "Paterson" is decidedly not the tedious affair that was "The Limits of Control". ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2016
81% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
92% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
41% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
89% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016