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Jeanne Kaplan

Jeanne Kaplan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Hail, hail --- the gang's all here! "Avengers: Infinity War" is totally thrilling, hilarious and vastly entertaining!‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
89% Disobedience (2018) "Disobedience" illustrates the power of conviction and the divine nature of free will. Lelio brings out the best in his primary characters, allowing each to deal with this untenable situation in their own way.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
89% The Seagull (2018) "The Seagull" is a gorgeous adaptation of Chekhov's best-loved play. Bening, Ronan, Howle and the rest of the cast breathe new life into these long-established characters. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
96% The Rider (2018) Writer/director Chloé Zhao's gorgeous film "The Rider" is a perfect example of a filmmaker's devotion to her craft. I truly hope Ms. Zhao follows up on Brady's progress --- "The Rider" demands a sequel.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
90% Lean on Pete (2018) Plummer is a striking young man with a soulful face and expressive eyes. His performance is heartbreakingly believable. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
74% Ready Player One (2018) Popular songs from days gone by interspersed into the soundtrack will bring back a lot of memories for most. It's a tremendous feat by Spielberg.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
73% Final Portrait (2018) I cannot recommend "Final Portrait" enough. It is a small but significant masterpiece in the over-populated landscape of giant, noisy productions.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Anderson and his story collaborators have outdone themselves with this wild odyssey involving mystery, intrigue, lots of action and humor --- but most of all, a story steeped in the importance of friendship and loyalty. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
49% Tomb Raider (2018) What is truly astonishing is that director Roar Uthaug, who was afforded the opportunity to work with an amazing cast --- and a crew loaded with incredible talents --- manages to completely screw up "Tomb Raider". ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
41% Gringo (2018) "Gringo" keeps up a fairly good pace with an entertaining script. There are multiple twists and turns --- and a few too many kidnap subplots. But it does boast some hair-raising moments and a lot of laughs.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) "A Wrinkle in Time" fails to capture the audience, draw them in and tell a memorable story. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Some have commented that "Red Sparrow" is too long. I loved it --- for me, it just "flew" by.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
81% The Party (2018) It is a tour-de-force example of a character-driven movie with masterful writing. The dialogue is whip smart with barbs flying fast and furious. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
No Score Yet The Girl Who Invented Kissing (2017) There is a great risk in this material becoming too overly sentimental, but Sierchio restrains his actors and himself, allowing the genuineness of his female protagonist to resonate with the audience.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
81% Early Man (2018) "Early Man" is a wonderful family film --- especially for all those soccer- playing little girls and boys out there!‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) "Black Panther" doesn't disappoint. It is splendidly endowed with awesome wizardry.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) "A Fantastic Woman" is a remarkable film --- with a fantastic performance from Vega. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
58% Please Stand By (2018) "Please Stand By" will win no awards. But it is a sweet diversion.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
35% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Do not be fooled by this stellar twosome, Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. "The Leisure Seeker" is about as bad as they come. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) I must admit I was very concerned about "Paddington 2". Sequels are rarely as good as the first. But I am thrilled that "Paddington 2" is every bit as good as the original, and that Hugh Grant is spectacular!‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
87% The Post (2018) "The Post" is the right movie at the right time.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
78% All the Money in the World (2017) After our screening, I needed to return home and shower --- Getty's overwhelming love of money left me feeling unclean and disgusted. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" reminds us all over again why this franchise is so beloved.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro has completely outdone himself with this spectacularly beautiful and meaningful love story.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) "Call Me By Your Name" is awash in the magical splendor of beautiful sunshine, luscious foods and first love. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
97% Coco (2017) "Coco" is magnificent storytelling! It honors families everywhere and the importance of being remembered by them. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
85% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman's portrayal of Churchill is that much more forceful and convincing, thus he should be the front-runner come Oscar season for Best Actor.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) If "The Man Who Invented Christmas" doesn't catapult you into the proper Christmas spirit, you may want to consult a doctor. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Branagh doesn't allow Green's script to dawdle. His pace is relatively brisk, keeping the audience on track and the subplot from getting mired in minutia. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDormand is a powerhouse. She should be on the short list for a Best Actress nomination.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
77% Last Flag Flying (2017) Carell, Cranston and Fishburne, along with Johnson, are superb. They all reach within themselves to portray these characters with the truth and conviction demanded, warts et al. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It's fun, it's exciting, it's hilarious --- and then there's Chris Hemsworth.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
84% The Square (2017) These questions of social action/inaction are certainly topical given our current political climate, but are Östlund's machinations too existential? ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
88% Novitiate (2017) Superbly written and directed by Betts --- a wunderkind in her field of other outstanding females in the industry. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) The overall outcome of "The Snowman" is definitely disappointing. Parts of this movie are gripping --- and even terrifying --- but the script and Alfredson's direction never capitalize on those moments. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
91% Human Flow (2017) "Human Flow" definitely provides the vehicle to promote the conversation regarding this growing crisis. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
66% Breathe (2017) it would be very easy to slide into a maudlin depiction of a life confined to a bed or wheelchair. But Garfield goes for the gusto and we hang on for the ride. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Neeson's portrayal is quietly stellar. He was born to play roles such as this, and Oskar Schindler in "Schindler's List". ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
98% Lucky (2017) "Lucky" is a true amalgamation of wonderful characters, none more so than Stanton himself. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
92% Stronger (2017) "Stronger" is a realistic portrait of a young man who, because of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, is thrust into hero status against his wishes. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
82% Brad's Status (2017) "Brad's Status" is a truly entertaining film. There are a few cringe-worthy scenes, but it is not a straight comedy. Instead, it is a poignant study of what truly matters in life. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
90% Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) "Lipstick Under My Burkha" is not a perfect movie, but Shrivastava tries mightily to bring attention to the struggles of women in everyday India. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
93% School Life (2017) "School Life" is a delightful little film. It's a true respite from some of the other nonsense at the cinema. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
29% Rebel in the Rye (2017) Solid portrayals and writing abound about a figure of significant import --- satisfying movie fare for the end of the summer.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
83% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) It's a celebration of the camaraderie of young people who love and appreciate the art. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
51% England Is Mine (2017) Lowden carries the film with his understated performance.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
37% Leap! (2017) Though "Leap" does have its share of silly moments, overall it is delightful entertainment for young and old alike, a sweet inspirational story.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) it's strictly a summer popcorn movie, deftly directed by Patrick Hughes, and the screenplay by Tom O'Connor contains enough humor to keep it enjoyable.‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) While I was watching this film I kept wondering to myself how this even got made. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
50% The Glass Castle (2017) "The Glass Castle" is finally brought to the screen with a marvelous cast and a script worthy of Walls' approval. ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017