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David Kaplan

David Kaplan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
64% Beautiful Boy (2018) Chalamet is --- pure and simple --- extraordinary, and there's no chance he will not be considered by Academy voters. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
88% First Man (2018) The film is a superb re-creation of the moon landing and all the facets of the project. FIRST MAN is a highly ambitious and fascinating effort.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
73% The Happy Prince (2018) From the impossibly impeccable cast to the costuming, to the fabulous score by Gabriel Yared, this is a film to devour for its honesty and intelligence.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Beautifully acted and intelligently written, A STAR IS BORN is an ambitious, even monumental achievement in filmmaking. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Director Eli Roth, who first distinguished himself with the highly successful CABIN FEVER sixteen years ago, is rapidly becoming the king of horror in Hollywood.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
86% Colette (2018) Most significantly, this movie represents Knightley's finest hour as an actress. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
69% The Children Act (2018) McEwan's script and Thompson's nuanced turn provide insight into human events not normally captured on TV or film in the name of entertainment.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
59% White Boy Rick (2018) French director Yann Demange and a trio of writers elevate the story into a family dynamic that is both moving and realistic.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
64% Lizzie (2018) I challenge anyone watching LIZZIE, a new film about the Lizzie Borden murders of 1892 in Fall River, Mass., to NOT count the number of whacks she uses to kill her stepmother and father. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
59% Operation Finale (2018) The reality is that a high degree of suspense is not achieved by the filmmakers. Instead we are privy to an interesting cat-and-mouse game.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It works primarily because the love-struck couple has genuine chemistry. Wu and Golding are outstanding. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
85% The Wife (2018) THE WIFE is a totally consuming, dialogue-driven story that places the viewer squarely in the center of Joan and Joe's stormy relationship. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
47% The Package (2018) Sure it's a bit inane, and maybe the race against time goes on too long, but the film is loaded with some very funny physical comedy. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) This stunningly powerful indictment of racism in America should be remembered as one of the best films of this --- or any other year.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
100% What Still Remains (2018) The fun and mystery of WHAT STILL REMAINS lies in its ability to intrigue us. We're never completely sure how things will unfold, and at a trim 92 minutes, the film doesn't waste dialogue or wear out its welcome. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is simply the perfect movie, entertaining for the whole family. It's a film with as much heart as Pooh Bear.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) if you're looking for high-octane action, filled with unpredictable surprises, this is the film. Scene after scene becomes one mind-blowing experience after another.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
45% Generation Wealth (2018) GENERATION WEALTH is neither shocking, nor revealing, nor original --- nor compelling.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) The movie is a crowd pleaser that showcases the substantial vocals of Lily James and Amanda Seyfried. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) What starts out in a very dark place for characters and moviegoers alike evolves into a deeply engaging story of hope, friendship, empathy and inspiration. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is solid family fun, and if you missed the first installment from 2015, it doesn't matter --- you will still enjoy the sequel. Having said that, however, the movie is a bit too long at a shade under two hours. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Tom's self-awakening creates a wedge in their relationship, and when the inevitable happens, we are neither surprised nor shocked. But more importantly, we are not sufficiently moved.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) From the exceptional special effects, to Oscar recipient Michael Giacchino's exciting score, to a cast of characters to care about, the film is a sequel to embrace. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
55% Tag (2018) The initial confrontation between two of the friends, Hoagie and Bob, is the funniest. The rest of the film has a hard time living up to that first scene. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) INCREDIBLES 2 never wears out its welcome. The movie features nearly non-stop laugh-out-loud humor.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Snippets of little ones hugging and kissing Daniel, accompanied by Fred's high-pitched voice, are treasures of innocence not yet lost.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Anchored by a strong, even heroic performance from Alden Ehrenreich who manages to accomplish the near impossible --- do justice to the iconic character perfected by Harrison Ford. Otherwise, SOLO is pretty standard stuff.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) I'm not convinced that a third entry is necessary, or what the filmmakers can come up with to support yet another encore.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) BOOK CLUB might be considered a "chick flick". However, since the film also touches on men's issues, it's not so. In the process, it manages to avoid the cliches of getting older for both sexes.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
68% On Chesil Beach (2018) It's too bad that the buildup to the film's denouement does not adequately prepare the audience for what should have been an emotional turn of events. I'm not at all convinced that the payoff is worth the wait.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
94% Beast (2018) "Beast" is a frightening piece of work, despite its lack of violence. Adding to the suspense, Pearce is very clever having his entire cast act a little unhinged.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
94% RBG (2018) Her impact on behalf of women's rights is so vital in American history, it would have been a travesty not to have her amazing life --- along with her musings and her humor --- as a permanent record on film. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) "Let The Sunshine In", is notable for the marvelous performance by its leading lady, Juliette Binoche. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
93% Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story (2018) The film is a true labor of love for all involved. It's heartwarming to see elephants, once the slaves of men, frolicking in the mud, commingling, and generally relishing what elephants are meant to be doing.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The reported budget of about $300 million should, in all likelihood, look like a bargain when the final returns are tallied. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
85% Disobedience (2018) A well-crafted story about love, desire, self-awareness and the freedom of choice. It is a powerful testament to the often irresistible forces of human attraction.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
68% The Seagull (2018) This may very well be Bening's finest performance in an illustrious career. From the range of emotions she displays, to her final haunted look as the movie fades to black, Bening is utterly memorable.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) "The Rider" plays like a virtual documentary, and in some ways it is just that. Yet these flesh-and-blood denizens of South Dakota are quite credible actors, a tribute to Zhao's skill behind the camera. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
91% Lean on Pete (2018) Plummer renders a shockingly good performance, one that moviegoers will look back on as his true breakthrough role.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) References to iconic films of the past to satisfy the most demanding of cinematic historians --- Much more entertaining than "Avatar".‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
74% Final Portrait (2018) Rush's performance calls to mind his Oscar-winning turn in "Shine" (1996) where he played a crazed pianist. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) "Isle of Dogs" is visually spectacular, features an incredible cast of voice actors, and immediately captures the audience's attention with an hypnotic score by Alexandre Desplat.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
51% Tomb Raider (2018) "Tomb Raider" is a real cliff hanger --- literally on at least two occasions --- and it's a classic popcorn movie. Despite what Jeanne writes, the film's action sequences make it eminently watchable.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
38% Gringo (2018) A reasonably entertaining dark comedy with a solid cast and some genuine laughs.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
41% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) This latest effort from director Ava DuVernay is too scary for little kids, and too inept for adults.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Lawrence has now rendered the most challenging role of her career, and her best performance, by far. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
80% The Party (2018) How refreshing to see a feature-length film in only an hour and eleven minutes --- less than the average blockbuster and more entertaining.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
No Score Yet The Girl Who Invented Kissing (2017) I truly loved this film. It deserves a chance at wide distribution, and I believe audiences will appreciate its pathos, heart, and good humor.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
82% Early Man (2018) My heartiest laugh came at the very beginning when a volcano erupts, and a bird atop a cliff watching the whole event suddenly dons a pair of sunglasses. Why couldn't there have been more of that type of silly, but funny, humor? ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) The set designs are extraordinary, and the movie features a surprise ending --- especially for those who left the theatre prematurely --- with a timely message about international togetherness. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018