Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Kaplan vs. Kaplan is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): David Kaplan, Jeanne Kaplan
Rating Title/Year Author
The Current War (2017) David Kaplan To be sure, THE CURRENT WAR will appeal to those harboring scientific curiosity. For the rest of us who take for granted Edison brainstorms that also include the phonograph and kinetoscope,- this movie is certainly interesting enough. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jeanne Kaplan JOJO RABBIT is an immensely entertaining movie that is at once funny, poignant and memorable. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) David Kaplan As we all know, a solid performance by a child actor can make a film, just as a poor one will sink it. But young Davis is certainly up to the task, in fact he seems mature way beyond his years. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Jeanne Kaplan there still is Jolie, who is wickedly entertaining and oh, so fun, to watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) David Kaplan Overall, the movie is deadly dull, i.e., flat-out boring. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
The King (2019) Jeanne Kaplan THE KING succeeds marvelously due to the performance of Chalamet, with a maturity well beyond his years. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The King (2019) David Kaplan It is Chalamet's bravura performance that makes THE KING a special piece of entertainment. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Parasite (2019) Jeanne Kaplan This is a uniquely entertaining movie --- one that you can't stop thinking about long after leaving the theater. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Parasite (2019) David Kaplan The ever-suspenseful PARASITE keeps us guessing throughout. ..one of 2019's best-conceived movies. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Joker (2019) Jeanne Kaplan 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. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Joker (2019) David Kaplan Despite Phoenix's riveting performance, I cannot recommend this movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Judy (2019) Jeanne Kaplan 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! EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Judy (2019) David Kaplan We now have a front-runner for Best Actress at the next Academy Awards telecast. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Jeanne Kaplan DOWNTON ABBEY reminds us why we were all such fans of the series. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) David Kaplan If you're a devoted fan of "Downton Abbey" the TV show, then DOWNTON ABBEY the movie will be a feast for your eyes and ears. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Jeanne Kaplan 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) David Kaplan Despite the film's lack of cohesiveness, I believe the performances outweigh that negative factor. I also found the movie intriguing --- at least some of the time. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Could Beethoven ever have imagined the profound effect his sonata would have so many years into the future? EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Jeanne Kaplan 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. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) David Kaplan If you never heard of Molly Ivins, or perhaps her name just sounds familiar, she deserves your attention in this new documentary. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Official Secrets (2019) Jeanne Kaplan It's difficult to build a narrative around such a lengthy period, but OFFICIAL SECRETS crackles with tension and suspense. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Official Secrets (2019) David Kaplan Knightley's stirring performance is reason enough to see this film. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Vita & Virginia (2018) Jeanne Kaplan VITA & VIRGINIA is masterful at exploring this passionate affair between these two brilliant women who were way ahead of their time. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019
Ready or Not (2019) Jeanne Kaplan It's gory, it's gruesome, but there is no denying --- it's entertaining! EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
Blinded by the Light (2019) Jeanne Kaplan BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is a movie you can see with the entire family --- even grandma --- who is probably a Springsteen fan. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Blinded by the Light (2019) David Kaplan This movie is a must see for Springsteen fans. It should give a fresh perspective and appreciation of what Bruce Springsteen has brought to the world of music. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
After the Wedding (2019) Jeanne Kaplan 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Jeanne Kaplan If you are any kind of a dog lover, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is for you. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) David Kaplan Curtis never exploits any of the emotionality of the script, not allowing anything to get too sentimental. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Jeanne Kaplan THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON is a very sweet movie. It certainly has a distinctly goofy charm. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Luce (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Though the acting is superb and the underlying currents rich for discussion, LUCE is not the "thriller" I was anticipating. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Luce (2019) David Kaplan Writer JC Lee, who adapted the screenplay from his own stage play, plus director Julius Onah, know full well that savvy movie audiences require a larger mystery. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Honeyland (2019) Jeanne Kaplan 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
Honeyland (2019) David Kaplan The filmmakers capture some of Hatidze's most intimate experiences, including the eventual death of her mother. Despite her meager situation, Hatizde has moments of true joy, especially when she receives radio broadcasts from afar and can listen to music EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Jeanne Kaplan It is DiCaprio and Pitt who make ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD what it is --- magnificent! EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) David Kaplan From the fertile mind of Quentin Tarantino comes a fairy tale for the ages, a brilliant script filled with suspense, humor and the writer/director's love of nostalgia... EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Jeanne Kaplan THE LION KING is fantastic family entertainment on a majestic scope. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
The Lion King (2019) David Kaplan Favreau's THE LION KING is still --- undeniably --- solid entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
Stuber (2019) Jeanne Kaplan STUBER devolves into a violent mess that is decidedly not entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Stuber (2019) David Kaplan With the right material, Nanjiani is as good as anyone working today. But not with this script. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Maiden (2018) Jeanne Kaplan These women were beyond courageous --- and determined. This is such an excellent example for children, especially girls, about the lesson of never giving up. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
Maiden (2018) David Kaplan MAIDEN is a testament to the grit and determination of a group of women who ignored all the negative press, et al, of the time. And their incredible accomplishments can be witnessed for generations to come. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Jeanne Kaplan The success of YESTERDAY lies in the performance by Patel. He is extraordinary. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
Yesterday (2019) David Kaplan An energetic --- often frenetic --- hugely entertaining, crowd-pleasing cinematic experience you won't soon forget. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Jeanne Kaplan In this fourth and final chapter of these beloved toys, we are treated to their wisdom, hilarity and triumphant spirit all over again. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) David Kaplan So many funny lines and dialogue exchanges aimed at adults abound that young children will be perplexed as to why their parents are laughing. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
Hampstead (2017) Jeanne Kaplan 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Hampstead (2017) David Kaplan Despite a good cast led by Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson, and although it's based on a true story, I didn't find anything about the movie very compelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Pavarotti (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Pavarotti was a great friend and a great humanitarian. Howard's fabulous biopic does all of it justice. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Pavarotti (2019) David Kaplan Ron Howard's production of PAVAROTTI is a perfect tribute to the man who was larger than life. And you do not have to be a fan of Pavarotti or opera in general to appreciate this splendid documentary. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019