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David Kaplan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
51% Genius (2016) The film is a captivating example of superb acting and writing, not to be missed by serious cinephiles. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
77% Keanu (2016) I'm loathe to report the movie doesn't stand up to their past work --- obviously it's much harder to be funny for 90 minutes than thirty.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) It's a shame they couldn't find a better looking actor than Hemsworth to play the hunky huntsman. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
30% Criminal (2016) The last straw has Costner's character simulating Pope's sign of love for Jill by tapping the end of his nose. A better gesture would have been Jerico holding each side of his nostrils with thumb and forefinger.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) Favreau has masterminded a film destined to be a classic, something moviegoers will clamor to see again and again.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
73% Miles Ahead (2016) Cheadle turns in his finest performance since his Oscar-nominated role in "Hotel Rwanda" ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
22% The Boss (2016) Physical humor is where McCarthy sparkles, but there is not enough in this movie to satisfy. I would like to see a Melissa McCarthy film with more sight gags and less spewing of profanity and bathroom-related references.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) "Midnight Special" is a bleak, joyless film that's not for everyone, yet I give it kudos for originality. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
20% I Saw the Light (2016) Despite its focus on a short period in the life of Hank Williams, we get to know the man, and, in the context of music history, we appreciate the huge talent he shared with the world, if only briefly.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) The film generates zero tension from what is implicitly marketed as a seismic battle of super heroes. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2016
29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) Maybe the biggest winner will be the S.C Johnson Company --- look for a spike in Windex sales.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Talk about an unnecessary money grab! ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Just when things seem to settle down as Howard, Michelle and Emmett relax with a quiet board game, the movie morphs into a nerve-jangling suspense yarn in seconds flat. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) If anyone could bottle "Knight of Cups" into pill form for insomniacs, they would make a fortune.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "Eye in the Sky" is an important story that should stand the test of time because of its originality, execution and immediacy to current events.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
25% London Has Fallen (2016) You can enjoy "London Has Fallen" as essentially a science fiction/action film.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
98% Zootopia (2016) A movie you will tell your friends and family about. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2016
52% Triple 9 (2016) The movie cries out for a central figure, and Affleck's character should have been it.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2016
80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) Crowd-pleasing movies happen every once in a while, and though "Eddie the Eagle" isn't exactly "Rudy" --- the ultimate feel-good story --- it's worth a look. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2016
51% Risen (2016) You may be a believer in Christ's Resurrection, a non-Christian, an atheist or an agnostic. Wherever you stand, as a moviegoer I'm confident you will find "Risen" to be highly entertaining. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
60% Race (2016) A genuine crowd-pleaser with sympathetic heroes and a true villain.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
23% Zoolander 2 (2016) Silly and stupid, but reasonably entertaining if you just sit back and accept it for what it is. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) The filmmakers of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" were adamant about not creating a spoof, satire or anything that smacked of folly, and they have succeeded.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2016
86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) For such a star-studded cast, most of the Coen brothers' latest effort, "Hail, Caesar!", falls flat. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2016
96% Son of Saul (2015) It's a disturbing look at this dark period of man's inhumanity. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2016
63% The Finest Hours (2016) "The Finest Hours", based on an actual event, should have been edge-of-the-seat suspenseful, but it is not. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
16% The 5th Wave (2016) How many average end-of-the-world stories must we endure before someone comes up with a real zinger? ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
9% Norm of the North (2016) "Norm of the North" clearly is not on a par with the many superb animated films of 2015, so anyone who takes their kids to this should attend with lowered expectations. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) I have now seen Quentin Tarantino's epic "The Hateful Eight" twice, and enjoyed it even more the second time. Billed as his eighth film, it is also his best, and that includes the likes of "Inglourious Basterds", "Django Unchained" and "Pulp Fiction". ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2016
60% Concussion (2015) If you're a devout pro football fan, you may not watch games quite the same way after viewing "Concussion". And if you're a casual fan, you should be justifiably angry at the cavalier attitude of the NFL towards this very serious problem.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2015
60% Sisters (2015) "Sisters" is one of the laziest attempts at comedy in recent memory, and it is my leading candidate for worst film of the year.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Complete with the great John Williams score, dazzling special effects, lots of good humor -- and of course, the creatures, it's a real crowd pleaser. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) It may be a bit overdue, but it's still an important reminder of a sordid time in American financial annals that should never be repeated. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
69% The Danish Girl (2015) "The Danish Girl" is spellbinding...it's a quiet film that allows its viewers to feel the raw emotions of people caught up in a personal perplexity that few of us would ever experience. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
28% The Letters (2015) Ms. Stevenson is effective and credible in the role. And "The Letters" is worth viewing for people of all faiths.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
81% The Revenant (2015) "The Revenant" should be seen for its exquisite scenery, its realistic portrayal of men living 200 years ago in an unforgiving environment, and for Leo.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
96% Spotlight (2015) Its extraordinary cast keeps us riveted to the screen in an authentic portrayal of investigative journalism.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2015
76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) Peter Sohn, a voice actor in previous Pixar efforts "Monster University" and "Ratatouille", has stepped way up as he writes and directs "The Good Dinosaur", his debut feature. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2015