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David Kaplan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
48% 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
89% 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
89% The Lost City of Z (2017) A thrilling film .‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
58% 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
53% 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
40% 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
77% 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
88% 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
33% 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
92% 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
99% 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
42% 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
32% 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
95% Paterson (2016) "Paterson" is decidedly not the tedious affair that was "The Limits of Control". ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2016
80% 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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Zemeckis just keeps churning out the hits. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
90% Elle (2016) This movie has a little bit of everything, much of it perverse, all of it mesmerizing. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) A totally entertaining and immersive film.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) This is amazing footage unlike anything you've ever seen‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
52% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
44% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) It is possibly the most ambitious animated film ever conceived.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2016