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L.A. Times Film Critic Kenneth Turan To Step Down After Three Decades

“Arguably the most widely read film critic in the town most associated with the making of movies, … Turan is known as a soft-spoken gentleman … in a [city] filled with brash and attention-seeking people.” – The Hollywood Reporter
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Review: '1917'

At the height of World War I, two British soldiers are given a seemingly impossible mission. LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan talks with NPR's David Greene about the movie 1917.
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Quentin Tarantino's Film Generates Buzz At Cannes Film Festival

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan about some of the best movies that are being featured at this year's Cannes Film Festival — including Tarantino's newest.
Tags: News, Npr, Quentin Tarantino, Cannes film festival, Los Angeles Times, Tarantino, Rachel Martin, Kenneth Turan

Mads Mikkelsen's Inimitable Talent for Silent Acting Compels the Survival Story in 'Arctic'

None If there's an actor working today who's able to command the immediate emotional presence of silent cinema, it's probably the striking Dane, Mads Mikkelsen. With his beautiful facial bone structure and the rigid composure of a dancer or gymnast (he was, in fact, both before his acting career took off), Mikkelsen has made an impressively versatile and long-lasting career out of saying very little. Although American audiences likely know him mostly from the grim and gorgeous NBC TV series, Ha...
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'Ask Dr. Ruth,' And 'Late Night' Expected To Be Sundance Favorites

NPR's David Greene talks to Kenneth Turan, film critic for the "Los Angeles Times," about the most-anticipated films for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
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Movie Review: 'They Shall Not Grow Old'

Rachel Martin talks to Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times, about the new World War I documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old. It's directed by Academy Award winner Peter Jackson.
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Fall Movie Review: 'Ballad Of Buster Sruggs,' And 'At Eternity's Gate'

David Greene talks to Kenneth Turan, film critic for the LA Times, about the Coen Brother's western, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and At Eternity's Gate — a film about Vincent van Gogh's final years.
Tags: News, David Greene, Vincent Van Gogh, LA Times, Kenneth Turan, Buster Scruggs

Movie Review: 'First Man'

Noel King talks to Lost Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan for his take on Damien Chazelle's new film: First Man. It's about NASA's mission to land a man on the moon.
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Netflix's new original movie 'The Land of Steady Habits' is a compelling portrait of mid-life crisis

Netflix's new original film, "The Land of Steady Habits," has earned positive reviews from film critics. The film stars  Ben Mendelsohn as a Connecticut father who, in the throes of a mid-life crisis, retires from his job in finance and leaves his wife.    Netflix's new original movie, "The Land of Steady Habits," earned positive reviews from film critics ahead of its premiere on the service Friday. The film stars  Ben Mendelsohn ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story") as Anders Hill, a Connecticut...
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What's Playing At Cannes

Movie reviewer Kenneth Turan talks with NPR's David Greene about the newest movie in the Star Wars franchise and other noteworthy films coming out of this year's Cannes festival.
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Christopher Nolan Returns Kubrick Sci-Fi Masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' To Its Original Glory

LA Times' Kenneth Turan traces Christopher Nolan's meticulous restoration of Kubrick's masterpiece to its 70-mm glory: Christopher Nolan wants to show me something interesting. Something beautiful and exceptional, something that changed his life when he was a boy. It's also something that Nolan, one of the most accomplished and successful of contemporary filmmakers, has persuaded Warner Bros. to share with the world both at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival and then in theaters nationwide, but i...
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Sundance Film Festival Opens And Our Reviewer Tells Us What To See

Snow, movie stars, film critics — the annual Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City, Utah. David Greene talks to movie critic Kenneth Turan about some of the notable dramas and documentaries.
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Unanimous Love for 'Lady Bird' Unites the Golden Globes and the National Society of Film Critics as Awards Season Takes Shape

How were the Golden Globes? I'm asking honestly. Thanks to freezing New York temperatures and a broken water main at Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, I wound up catching a later flight home than expected and missing the show entirely. A quick Twitter scroll and a few YouTube clicks caught me up on some of the highlights: the black gowns, the awkward jokes, Oprah Winfrey's galvanizing acceptance speech and Natalie Portman's gutsy jab at this year's "all-male" director nominees. ...
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When A Film Critic Watches A Movie About Events He Was There For

Kenneth Turan on watching The Post and All The President's Men: "Experiencing that as an adult, and as a critic, has been more complex, even unnerving, and different every time. My range of reactions have also given me insights into what films do and how they do it that I may not have gotten absent […]
Tags: Art, Post, Media, Kenneth Turan, 12.26.17

Review: 'Blade Runner 2049'

Thirty-five years after the release of Blade Runner comes Blade Runner 2049. The original wasn't a big hit. Film critic Kenneth Turan talks with Rachel Martin about why a sequel was made anyway.
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“Outrage is easy. Science is hard.”

and Kenneth Turan in the L.A. Times review “Food Evolution,” a new documentary on fear of GMOs directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy and narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Trailer here. Tags: eat drink and be merry, food safety, junk science “Outrage is easy. Science is hard.” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
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What To Watch For After Cannes Film Festival

Rachel Martin talks with film critic Kenneth Turan about some of the movies to watch for coming out of this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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In Theaters Now: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2,' 'Risk'

NPR's David Greene talks with film critic Kenneth Turan about two very different movie options in theaters: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and the new documentary about Julian Assange, Risk.
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Movie Review Roundup: What You Should See This Weekend

The weekend offers a respite from the hustle bustle of the week. With the respite, though, come the cute side dish of decisions. What should you do with your time off? Shall you sleep, finally able to rest your head? Or should you head to the movies? And then, once you make the choice to head to your nearest AMC, you've got to decide which movie to watch.That's where we come in. Ahead, you'll find the latest films in wide release, all available for your viewing pleasure. We'll gather the commen...
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The Standout Films At Sundance

Rachel Martin talks with film critic Kenneth Turan about some of the breakout movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
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IM Film Review: Manchester by the Sea

IM Film Review: Manchester by the Sea Writer-director [Kenneth] Lonergan, best known for 2000’s Oscar-nominated “You Can Count on Me” and the more recent “Margaret,” has a phenomenal ear for intimate, authentic dialogue, for how people really talk, not how movies think they do. • Kenneth Turan, LA Times • • • I have heard several film critics and interviewers remark upon Kenneth Lonergan’s ability to capture genuine human speech in his films. In his latest, the devastating Manchester by the S...
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Movie Review: 'Jason Bourne,' A Thriller For Our Times

In Jason Bourne, the latest in the secret agent series starring Matt Damon, director Paul Greengrass presents a thriller relevant to today's world, says Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times.
Tags: News, Matt Damon, Los Angeles, Paul Greengrass, Kenneth Turan, Jason Bourne

'Loving' Stands Out At Cannes Film Festival, Our Reviewer Says

Renee Montagne talks with critic Kenneth Turan about some of the movies coming out of this year's Cannes Film Festival. Turan reviews movies for "Morning Edition" and the "Los Angeles Times."
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'Midnight Special' Promises A Smart, Dark Sci-Fi Thriller

Steve Inskeep talks with film critic Kenneth Turan about director Jeff Nichols' new film. Turan says Nichols is a director to watch and his latest effort reminds him of Steven Spielberg — only darker.
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Kenneth Turan: Inside The Roiling Firestorm Around Hollywood Diversity

Stirred into almost immediate action by all the hullabaloo, the Oscar folks upended their old established order. “The academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up,” Boone Isaacs memorably said. But once the academy revealed its strong new rules, it both quieted the uproar and created a backlash of […]
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Movie Review 'Hail, Caesar!'

Renee Montagne talks with critic Kenneth Turan about the latest Coen brothers movie — a Hollywood spoof called: "Hail, Caesar!"
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Sundance Favorites: 'Manchester By The Sea' And 'Eagle Huntress'

Steve Inskeep talks to film critic Kenneth Turan about some of the movies we should watch for coming out of this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
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Movie Review: 'Joy'

"Morning Edition" and "Los Angeles Times" film critic, Kenneth Turan, reviews "Joy," the new movie from director David O. Russell that stars Jennifer Lawrence as a single mom who becomes a successful entrepreneur.
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Kenneth Turan's DVD pick of the week: Holiday picks, Part II -- star turns

Actor Clint Eastwood lines up a shot with cameraman Bruce Curtees during the filming of the Western "High Plains Drifter." Actor Clint Eastwood lines up a shot with cameraman Bruce Curtees during the filming of the Western "High Plains Drifter."
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Kenneth Turan's best films of 2014

Ideally, these lists are not only fun to read but they also serve a utilitarian purpose of reminding interested parties of worthy films that came and went too fast to catch up with the first time around. With that in mind, I've always stretched the parameters of my list, found nefarious ways to squeeze more and more films into the mix.
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