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Jeanne Kaplan

Jeanne Kaplan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Logan (2017) It's hard to fathom that we will no longer see the buff Jackman preening with those shiny steel claws, but he is getting older, so I suppose we should let him retire this character from his repertoire. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) What should have been a delightful romp with Arnett's cleverly, self-styled Batman, an arrogant loner with a uniquely raspy voice, has turned into a too-long and ultimately dull statement on the virtue of friends and family. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) This is truly one of those films which demands to be seen by every American citizen, considering our present state of turmoil.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
41% Gold (2017) "Gold" is a highly entertaining adventure, made even more so by the electric performance from McConaughey.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2017
34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) "A Dog's Purpose", the book, makes the reader laugh, cry, celebrate --- especially if you're a bona fide dog lover. "A Dog's Purpose", the movie, has some of that, but not nearly enough.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
25% The Comedian (2017) If you can handle some of the questionable material in "The Comedian", then the rest of the movie will keep you hilariously entertained. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
87% A Monster Calls (2017) Despite the outstanding performances and visuals, "A Monster Calls" is seriously too dark to be entertaining. It's much too traumatizing for children, and I don't know why adults would choose to see it, either. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
82% The Founder (2017) "The Founder" is solid moviemaking about the American dream. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
96% Paterson (2016) I think it's admirable that the writer/director would like us to perhaps live a better life --- a quieter life, "Paterson" is too slow --- too simple --- for my enjoyment. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2016
80% Patriots Day (2017) Wahlberg playing the everyman seems forced and makes the film less impactful than I would have preferred.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
95% Neruda (2016) "Neruda" is a brilliant study of a man's passion for life and poetry. Gnecco brings this eccentric, beloved poet to life with wit and panache. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A movie experience that is supremely captivating.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) I am a product of the big musicals of the '50's and '60's like "Carousel", "Singin' in the Rain", "South Pacific", "West Side Story", etc. and for me, "La La Land" doesn't come close. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
42% Office Christmas Party (2016) "Office Christmas Party" capitalizes on all of the cliches associated with corporate holiday festivities, and then some. But, if you are the least bit offended by sacrilegious content or bestiality, then you may want to take a pass. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
89% Jackie (2016) The scene of Jackie playing the original song "Camelot" while she drinks wine and floats through their White House rooms in a daze is as heartbreaking a sequence as any I've seen. For just these moments, Portman deserves an Oscar nom.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Huppert's performance here won't keep you on the edge of your seat as in "Elle". but Hansen-Love wrote "Things To Come" with her in mind, and she could not have asked for a better outcome.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
95% Moana (2016) There is much to love about "Moana" --- the wonderful music, lush animation and, most of all, the stirring story.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
61% Allied (2016) A truly romantic love story against the backdrop of World War II. "Allied" may not be considered perfect, but it's a wonderful example of the way movies used to be made. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
89% Elle (2016) "Elle" is an intriguing French thriller --- but not suitable for everyone. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) One has to wonder how J. K. Rowling comes up with all of this stuff, but it appears her imagination is limitless. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
76% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) "A Street Cat Named Bob" restores your faith in humanity. I think we can all use a little of that right now. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Beatty is a force to be reckoned with as Hughes. His portrayal is incredibly nuanced, formidable and slightly tragic. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) Yes, we've seen remarkable special effects in the past, but the visual effects provided by Industrial Light & Magic and Luma Pictures are, well, magical. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Yes, awards and recognition for your efforts are great, but the most important aspect of Aisholpan's feat is her own feeling of self-satisfaction knowing what she has accomplished, ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) You know your film is in deep trouble when even Hanks can't save it .‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) "Keeping Up With The Joneses" isn't outrageously hysterical, but not many comedies are. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) There is nothing new --- just the same high-octane chase scenes and overtly violent battles.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
51% The Accountant (2016) "The Accountant" is entertaining enough. I enjoyed the characters and storyline and particularly liked the ending, which I found endearing rather than false in its efforts.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
43% The Girl on the Train (2016) "The Girl on the Train" is saved solely by Blunt's superior portrayal. It is by no means better than the book, but it is worth a look.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The 1960 movie has always been a favorite of mine....remakes never usually match up, and that is the case here. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) "Bridget Jones's Baby" boasts a great cast and overall pretty solid writing. It's not perfect, but it is well worth a viewing. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
45% Hands of Stone (2016) "Hands of Stone" is an amazing story of how strength, determination and self pride can change the course of one's life. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2016
60% War Dogs (2016) I abhor seeing talented actors wasted on less-than-acceptable writing.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Everything about this spectacular film is dedicated to creating an epic fantasy that will be viewed many times over and appreciated for its astounding beauty. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) To write that Streep is magnificent would be an understatement. She's as good as she has ever been --- no one can out-nuance her. She holds the screen like no other actor, and she brings Florence to life with a joyful, bigger-than-life verve. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
86% Pete's Dragon (2016) "Pete's Dragon" is nearly perfect family entertainment. Grab your children --- or go alone!‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
56% Jason Bourne (2016) Though "Jason Bourne" is well-acted, sporting a terrific cast, it's just another in a long line of supposed "thrillers" that just don't possess that certain excitement any more. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) I simply wish director Justin Lin and his crew had done the franchise justice.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) "Cafe Society" may not be his best, but it is, at times, hilarious, and as always with Allen's films --- vastly entertaining. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
94% Life, Animated (2016) The ultimate pinnacle of "Life, Animated" comes when Owen gives a brilliant speech at a conference on autism in France. If this doesn't move you, you cannot have a heart. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) It's a beautiful and moving "buddy" story --- full of hilarity. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) I can report that it is very sweet and funny --- perhaps not completely endearing, but good enough that you will want to round up the kids and get to a movie theater pronto. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Fantastical, offbeat and far-out are not necessarily a good or bad thing. Daniels have proven that they can think outside the box --- and that's a great thing. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
75% The BFG (2016) Despite my misgivings about certain parts of "The BFG", the movie is totally worthwhile as a family adventure. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) A marvelous and exciting action adventure for the entire family.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
50% Genius (2016) Logan has penned an engaging script, and he and Grandage have assembled a luminous cast.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) "Finding Dory" will have a strong place in the summer animation line-up, but may get lost in the Oscar shuffle. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) The most egregious fault with "Now You See Me 2" lies in the complete waste of talent. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
58% Me Before You (2016) "Me Before You" is a chaste love story, a true rarity these days. It's a film you can see with the entire family, and one that you can watch --- and will be watching --- over and over again. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) A gorgeous production with marvelous special effects and set designs. It's a treasure trove of delights to behold.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016