Jeanne Kaplan

Jeanne Kaplan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Official Websites: kaplanvskaplan.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% Jojo Rabbit (2019) JOJO RABBIT is an immensely entertaining movie that is at once funny, poignant and memorable. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) there still is Jolie, who is wickedly entertaining and oh, so fun, to watch. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
72% The King (2019) THE KING succeeds marvelously due to the performance of Chalamet, with a maturity well beyond his years. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) This is a uniquely entertaining movie --- one that you can't stop thinking about long after leaving the theater. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
68% Joker (2019) Purported to be a significant commentary on the social ills of our time, JOKER only exacerbates the appeal of violence to individuals who are drawn to its dark and disturbing content. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
83% Judy (2019) A fantastic, magical performance by Zellweger. When she belts out such Garland favorites as "Get Happy", "For Once in My Life", "Come Rain or Come Shine", "The Trolley Song" and ultimately "Over the Rainbow", it's pure theatrical joy! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
85% Downton Abbey (2019) DOWNTON ABBEY reminds us why we were all such fans of the series. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) THE GOLDFINCH misses the mark as a film suitable for recommendation. It's entirely too long, and at one point, I was wondering if it would ever wrap up. I can only imagine that Tartt's book is much better. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
86% Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019) Could Beethoven ever have imagined the profound effect his sonata would have so many years into the future? - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Watching Janice Engel's documentary RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS made me so nostalgic, I truly wanted to weep --- though mostly I was laughing too hard. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
83% Official Secrets (2019) It's difficult to build a narrative around such a lengthy period, but OFFICIAL SECRETS crackles with tension and suspense. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
41% Vita & Virginia (2019) VITA & VIRGINIA is masterful at exploring this passionate affair between these two brilliant women who were way ahead of their time. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
89% Ready or Not (2019) It's gory, it's gruesome, but there is no denying --- it's entertaining! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
88% Blinded by the Light (2019) BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is a movie you can see with the entire family --- even grandma --- who is probably a Springsteen fan. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
43% After the Wedding (2019) I found Freundlich's script implausible, contrived and disjointed. Additionally, several of the scenes which are meant to be dramatic turn out to be melodramatic. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) If you are any kind of a dog lover, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is for you. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON is a very sweet movie. It certainly has a distinctly goofy charm. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
92% Luce (2019) Though the acting is superb and the underlying currents rich for discussion, LUCE is not the "thriller" I was anticipating. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
99% Honeyland (2019) HONEYLAND, only 85 minutes in length, is a stunning example of the precarious balance between nature and humans. It's a subtle indictment of our capitalistic ways of taking what we want as a society and not caring about the consequence of our actions. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It is DiCaprio and Pitt who make ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD what it is --- magnificent! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) THE LION KING is fantastic family entertainment on a majestic scope. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
42% Stuber (2019) STUBER devolves into a violent mess that is decidedly not entertaining. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
98% Maiden (2019) These women were beyond courageous --- and determined. This is such an excellent example for children, especially girls, about the lesson of never giving up. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
62% Yesterday (2019) The success of YESTERDAY lies in the performance by Patel. He is extraordinary. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) In this fourth and final chapter of these beloved toys, we are treated to their wisdom, hilarity and triumphant spirit all over again. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
44% Hampstead (2019) Keaton and Gleeson can be marvelous --- they are not here. They have absolutely no chemistry. In a romantic comedy, a spark between the two lovers is a must, but all we get is a dying ember. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
85% Pavarotti (2019) Pavarotti was a great friend and a great humanitarian. Howard's fabulous biopic does all of it justice. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 is one of those rare phenomena --- a sequel that is actually better than the original! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
79% Late Night (2019) LATE NIGHT is intelligent, laugh-out-loud and ultimately very entertaining. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
54% Ma (2019) Ma won't be winning any awards for Spencer, but it's terrific to have her carry this film on her own --- and do it with such panache. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) Fletcher, Egerton, et al have managed to create a memorable film filled with all the outrageousness, drama, fun and entertainment deserving of the global superstar known as Sir Elton John. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) ALADDIN is a big ol' musical --- it showcases singing, dancing, comedy, drama, action and marvelous special effects. What more could you ask for from a magical Arabian experience? - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
50% A Dog's Journey (2019) Doesn't everyone believe that all dogs go to heaven? - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) For TOLKIEN to be a good film, it is all about the writing, and Gleeson and Beresford have penned a wonderful script. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
71% All Is True (2019) Branagh is a treasure. He's so convincing as Shakespeare, all of this is a testament to his abilities as a director. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) LONG SHOT is assuredly funny --- there are quite a few laugh-out-loud moments. Had they not gone the way of the "bathroom" as much, the film would have been so much better. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) AVENGERS: ENDGAME is beyond your wildest dreams --- a charming, hilarious and often poignant source of IMMENSE entertainment! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
30% Red Joan (2019) RED JOAN isn't the kind of movie which will garner any awards, but it is solid storytelling about a pivotal time in world history. And Nunn and his cast and crew have done an exemplary job bringing it to light. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
73% Teen Spirit (2019) TEEN SPIRIT is a terrific showcase for Fanning's talents and an impressive directorial debut for Max Minghella. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
66% Peterloo (2019) I could have Googled the Peterloo Massacre on Wikipedia and gotten a more satisfactory summation. Don't waste your time. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) Without diminishing Disney's original, Burton has stayed true to the message of embracing others who are different from us. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
93% Us (2019) Peele has concocted one helluva story, with enough twists and turns to keep even the most ardent student of horror guessing. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
94% The Mustang (2019) De Clermont-Tonnerre has penned a credible screenplay about these prisoners and their horses which clearly demonstrates the value of programs such as these. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
57% The Hummingbird Project (2019) Billed as a "high-stakes financial thriller", I found it more of an absurd snooze. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
94% Transit (2019) Though Petzold's creation will never be considered the "feel-good movie of the year", TRANSIT is a gripping visual of the plight of people in constant transition. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Larson is really terrific. She's confident, smart and never comes across as too full of herself. But what I love most is her relationship and camaraderie with Jackson. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
99% Apollo 11 (2019) APOLLO 11 is already in contention for Best Documentary of 2019. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD is classic family entertainment. It is a wonderfully conceived story about friendship, loyalty, love and the courage of letting go. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Riotously funny, extremely clever and abundantly entertaining. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Should this type of movie not interest you, I ask you to give it a chance. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019