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David Kaplan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% The Shape of Water (2017) This fertile product of del Toro's vivid imagination is a fabulous beacon of hope contrasted to the turbulent era of 1962 in world history.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
98% Call Me by Your Name (2017) "Call Me By Your Name" is not simply a movie that will be embraced by the LGBT community. It is a story about love and friendship that should be appreciated by everybody. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
96% Coco (2017) It's not a stretch to speculate that this movie --- while a lock for a Best Animated Feature nomination --- is a legitimate contender for Best Picture. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
86% Darkest Hour (2017) Did the world really need yet another version of Winston Churchill's first few days in office? With Gary Oldman portraying the crusty Prime Minister, the answer is yes.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Watching Dan Stevens in the lead role feels like we're witnessing the real man in his lifetime. It's an awesome performance, and "The Man Who Invented Christmas" is top-notch entertainment.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Keeps you guessing until the climactic ending, ... it's worth the wait. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) I imagine the story speaks to untold numbers of families who have suffered --- and continue to suffer --- from unsolved tragedies involving loved ones. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
73% Last Flag Flying (2017) Linklater's editing partner, Sandra Adair, calls the performances "an embarrassment of riches" --- 100% correct about the lead players and their exquisite portrayals.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) We can always depend on Hemsworth's style of not taking himself too seriously, and it works well.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
87% Novitiate (2017) "Novitiate" has no weak moments. It is flawless --- especially for a novice director.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) I found the plot a bit confusing with its myriad of characters, then and now.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
65% Breathe (2017) "Breathe" is a beautifully told story, anchored by two exceptional performances.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
33% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) "Mark Felt" is Neeson's film, and he doesn't disappoint. The veteran actor displays all the grit, passion and uncertainty of what the real man must have experienced. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
98% Lucky (2017) Stanton carries "Lucky", his next-to-last movie. It is likely the crowning point of his long and illustrious career.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
94% Stronger (2017) While "Stronger" is an exceptional story, it's a travesty that it had to be told. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
82% Brad's Status (2017) Stiller renders a remarkable performance --- subtle, thoughtful and sympathetic, but never pathetic, silly or incongruous. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
93% School Life (2017) "School Life" is not a documentary in the traditional sense. No one is interviewed, nobody offers their opinion about any subject while looking into a camera. All we see are ever-changing snippets of life at the Headfort School in Ireland‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
29% Rebel in the Rye (2017) "Rebel in the Rye" may inspire a whole new generation of readers to pick up a copy of the book, and even more remarkably, it may encourage older generations to re-visit the novel of their youth.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
84% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) "Polina" captures the sheer joy of dancers performing --- not for an audience --- but for themselves. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
50% England Is Mine (2017) I had never heard of the band The Smiths, or Steven Patrick Morrissey, --- however, I learned enough about his formative years, coupled with the near-hysterical reaction from the jam-packed screening audience in L.A., to recommend the film. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Soderbergh again proves his mastery at this sort of comic crime thriller.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Director Patrick Hughes falls prey to the belief that the more explosions and gunfire in a movie, the more entertaining it will be. Not so much. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) At least it doesn't overstay its welcome at a crisp 88 minutes. And there is always that toe-tappin' soundtrack.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
49% The Glass Castle (2017) The movie is a powerful emotional roller coaster about how love can have a firm grip on even the most dysfunctional families.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) "Detroit" is Bigelow's powerfully told vision of yet another dark time in American history. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) To borrow from another current release --- "meh!". ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
9% The Emoji Movie (2017) "The Emoji Movie" won't win any prizes for animation, but at least it's an adventurous idea that will appeal to a variety of people. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
80% Brigsby Bear (2017) "Brigsby Bear" crushes the big blockbusters for entertainment value and for eliciting real human emotions. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
74% Amnesia (2017) The film is not a thriller or a great mystery. But it does sustain our interest sufficiently.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2017
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
89% Lady Macbeth (2017) Unleashes a brilliant young actress to the world of cinema.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
93% 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
92% 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
60% 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
93% 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
98% 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
45% 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
77% 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
86% 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
30% 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
71% 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
67% 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
46% 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
88% 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
37% 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