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Kenneth Turan

Kenneth Turan

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) "Artfully calculated and authentically felt, the unexpectedly effective "Summertime" combines the conventional structure of classic movie romance with a sensual same-sex frankness that couldn't be more up-to-date. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
86% Indian Point (2016) "In a world where unabashed advocacy documentaries are thick on the land, Ivy Meeropol's expert "Indian Point," an evenhanded look at the issues surrounding nuclear power, is a welcome exception. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "The fact that the result is serviceable, delivering enough value to be worth a fan's time, is about as good as one could reasonably expect. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
75% Café Society (2016) "In the best sense, "Cafe Society" presents itself as an older director's film, dealing as it does with the difference between dreams and reality and the presence and persistence of regret. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 14, 2016
88% Under The Sun (2016) ""Under The Sun" also reminds us that, their dissimilar society notwithstanding, the North Koreans are not some alien race but people like us, trying to get by the best they can. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 14, 2016
92% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) "A delicate, unforced meditation on the bonds of family and the joys and wonders hidden in everyday life, this film is able to move audiences without apparent effort, and that must be experienced firsthand to be appreciated and understood. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
91% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) ""The Innocents" soars above its seeming contradictions. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
93% Life, Animated (2016) "Emotional honesty ... is "Life, Animated's" greatest strength. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) ""The Legend of Tarzan" wants to be both modern and traditional, hip and classic. It's a tough balance to strike, and this film can't manage it. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) ""IDR" moves right along at the rapid clip essential for a story whose general outline is known from the get-go. What actually happens on screen is less important than that it unfolds really, really fast. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 24, 2016
90% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) "Along the way, we learn some things that may be surprising. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
100% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is such a film. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) "As the 13-year gap between "Nemo" and "Dory" indicates, this was not a concept that cried out to be made. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
83% Dying To Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary (2014) "The talk often involves death, which doesn't make it any less involving. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
No Score Yet The Flight Fantastic (2016) "Made without computer-generated imagery or elaborate special effects, "The Flight Fantastic" will nevertheless have you doubting your eyes as you watch its action unfold. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
95% De Palma (2016) ""De Palma's" biggest asset, not surprisingly, is the man himself. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) "Neville is as expert at getting the human stories behind the songs as he is in capturing the music. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
96% The Fits (2016) ""The Fits" pulls you in and won't let go. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "If you're tired of movie business as usual, this should make you happy. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
86% Time To Choose (2016) "This is not a film that leaves you in hand-wringing despair. Rather it is unapologetically on the optimistic side, telling us in no uncertain terms that "we can stop climate change." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America: Miniseries (TV, 2016) ""O.J.: Made in America" is an exceptional 7 1/2-hour documentary, so perceptive, empathetic and compelling you want it never to end. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 1, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) ""O.J.: Made in America" is an exceptional 7 1/2-hour documentary, so perceptive, empathetic and compelling you want it never to end. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 20, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) "A film that is both less entertaining and less significant than it imagines. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 12, 2016
100% Rabin In His Own Words (2016) ""In His Own Words" is a deeply involving look at the man's entire life, using archival footage, home movies, private letters but most of all filmed interviews Rabin gave, to let us hear him tell his own story just about from cradle to grave. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
77% Elstree 1976 (2016) "Given what a multibillion-dollar behemoth the Star Wars universe has become, it's fascinating to discover that a long time ago in a studio sound stage far, far away, no one took it very seriously at all. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "If you live and breathe Marvel, this is one of the MCU's stronger offerings. If you are a spy coming in from the cold, the answer is not so clear. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 5, 2016
78% Viva (2016) "Nothing happens you won't see coming, but it's all so deftly done you're more than happy to wait for the inevitable to arrive. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
93% Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2016) ""Vita Activa" closely examines Arendt's "active life" with the goal of putting us inside her formative experiences, the better to reveal who she was and where her attitudes came from. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
83% Hockney (2016) ""Hockney" is less interested in providing a conventional top-to-bottom narrative than in capturing a sense of who Hockney is and what is important to him. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
69% A Hologram for the King (2016) "The problem is not that anything on screen is troubling, it's that nothing there, not even star Tom Hanks, is capable of holding our interest or attention for very long. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
57% Streit's: Matzo And The American Dream (2016) "This lively and engaged documentary lives up to its name. It uses the story of the paradigmatic matzo manufacturer to examine what the American dream meant back in the day and what it has turned into now. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 20, 2016
94% The Jungle Book (2016) ""The Jungle Book" is the kind of family film calculated to make even those without families wish they had one to take along. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
31% Criminal (2016) "Half science-fiction tale, half espionage thriller, it's a pleasantly far-fetched endeavor that moves along so briskly that it leaves no time to consider its implausibilities, which are many. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) "What pulls us into "Fireworks Wednesday" is the universality of the emotions its characters display and the familiarity of the situations they find themselves in. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
53% Demolition (2016) ""Demolition" is a well-meaning misfire, terribly earnest but unconvincing for all of that. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
92% Notfilm "For all its gifted collaborators, "Film" was not a match made in heaven. But for moviegoers who care about film not just as a title, "Notfilm" can be unreservedly recommended. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) "Ambitious in scale and often gorgeous to look at. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Cheadle's performance ... stands tall in all of this, even when the plot contrivances start to pile up like so much disposable material. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
21% I Saw the Light (2016) ""I Saw the Light" is solid but not spectacular, a retelling of a sad story that never catches fire. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "While the Marvel universe, now owned by Disney, is glib and sunny, it's a nice echo of Warner's past as a home to gangsters and gritty melodramas to find its DC world operating very much on the dark end of the street. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 23, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) "A bravura science-fiction thriller that explores emotional areas like parenthood and the nature of belief, it's a riveting genre exercise as well as something more. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
90% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) ""My Golden Days" contains an intoxicatingly realistic portrayal of the intense emotionality, the intertwined joy and pain, of first love. It's not the whole film, but its power is so strong it feels like it is. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "Because the series' plot reveal turns out to be more confusing than compelling, and because turning a novel into two films invariably leads to inflated productions, only the most devoted fans of the book will pledge allegiance to what's on the screen. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
96% Marguerite (2016) "A thoughtful examination of an unusual, deeply eccentric woman. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
65% Rabin, the Last Day (2016) "An unusual work that mixes genres to at times awkward but always powerful effect. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
80% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) ""The Wave" adds credible writing and effective acting to gangbusters special effects, resulting in a white-knuckle experience a bit higher on the plausibility scale than what we're used to from Hollywood versions of the genre. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 4, 2016
94% Colliding Dreams (2016) ""Colliding Dreams" is a film of ideas and a film of history, a thorough and engrossing look at the root causes of the tortured relationship between Israel and the Palestinians. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "It's symptomatic of the tone of "Knight of Cups" that even Blanchett, ordinarily the most sure-footed of performers, has trouble finding a convincing reality to play here. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
100% Only Yesterday (2016) "The story of a young woman who moves back and forth between childhood memories and the dilemmas of her current life, "Only Yesterday" is a realistic, personal story made universal in a delicate way. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "A strikingly photographed black-and-white epic that intertwines a passionate attack on the depredations of invasive capitalism with a potent adventure story about not one but two trips down that river into a Conradian heart of darkness. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 18, 2016
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