Kenneth Turan

Kenneth Turan appears in the following:

Not Just Another Boxing Movie. 'Creed' Has Cred

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Creed is billed as a Rocky spinoff but it's actually something more interesting. It's a spiritual remake of the 1976 film that retells the original story in an unexpected and involving way.


Movie Review: 'Carol'

Friday, November 20, 2015

Director Todd Haynes has adopted a 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel about a divorcing woman who meets a young shop assistant. It's a love story that stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.


Movie Review: 'Spotlight'

Friday, November 06, 2015

The new movie Spotlight is about the team of investigative reporters at the Boston Globe that broke the story of sexual abuse in Boston's Catholic Archdiocese.


'Our Brand Is Crisis' Stalls And Stumbles

Friday, October 30, 2015

The political comedy Our Brand Is Crisis stars Sandra Bullock as an American campaign strategist hired to work for a Bolivian presidential candidate. Critic Kenneth Turan has this review.


Watching 'Room' Is Exhausting And Exhilarating

Friday, October 16, 2015

The movie is based on Emma Donoghue's best-selling book about a woman who's been kidnapped and had to raise her son in captivity. Room is directed by Irish filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson.


'Steve Jobs' Is Not A Standard Biopic

Friday, October 09, 2015

Another movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is in theaters. It is inspired by the best-selling biography that came out in 2011. The new biopic is simply called Steve Jobs.


In 'The Martian,' Matt Damon Tries To Make It Back From The Red Planet

Friday, October 02, 2015

Director Ridley Scott's new movie, "The Martian," stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars. He must fend for himself on the Red Planet. Film critic Kenneth Turan has a review.


'Black Mass,' Starring Johnny Depp, Leads Off Fall Movie Season

Friday, September 18, 2015

Black Mass is based on the life of Whitey Bulger, the notorious South Boston organized crime boss. Johnny Depp's portrayal is described as "some of the best, most chilling work he's done in awhile."


'Meet The Patels' Makes You Think And Laugh, Critic Says

Friday, September 11, 2015

Meet the Patels began as a home movie and ended up a warm and funny feature. It is a humorous new documentary about a first generation Indian-American man trying to find a wife.


Movie Review: 'Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine'

Friday, September 04, 2015

Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney has a new subject. After films on Enron, Scientology and WikiLeaks, he examines the life of Steve Jobs, one of technology's most influential figures.


Movie Review: 'The Second Mother'

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Brazilian movie, The Second Mother, is a film about the unspoken class barriers that exist within a home that come crashing down when the live-in housekeeper's daughter suddenly appears.


Speechless Sheep Leads A Cheeky Menagerie In 'Wallace And Gromit' Spinoff

Friday, August 07, 2015

Shaun the Sheep, a character from the stop-motion animation films, now has his own movie โ€” an absurd and unstoppably amusing feature.


Movie Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Mission Impossible franchise has been good to Tom Cruise โ€” raking in more than $2 billion in world-wide box office receipts. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the fifth film in the series.


'Southpaw' Throws Some Familiar Punches

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic, Kenneth Turan, reviews "Southpaw," a new movie about a boxing champion starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Antoine Fuqua.


'Minions' Get A Movie Of Their Own

Friday, July 10, 2015

If you saw either of the very popular Despicable Me movies, you know who the yellow, capsule-shaped Minions creatures are. They've moved from sidekicks to stars in the cleverly titled movie Minions.


Dinosaur Franchise Reboots; It's Time For 'Jurassic World'

Friday, June 12, 2015

Two decades ago, a massive dinosaur movie stomped into theaters, crushing the summer blockbuster competition.The fourth film in the franchise is Jurassic World.


Movie Review: 'Testament Of Youth'

Friday, June 05, 2015

The British drama is based on the best-selling World War I memoir of Vera Brittain, who gives up her studies at Oxford to enlist as a nurse in the war.


Movie Review: 'San Andreas'

Friday, May 29, 2015

Earthquakes in California have always interested moviemakers, from San Francisco in 1936 to Earthquake in 1974. Now comes San Andreas, which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.


Pixar's 'Inside Out' Gets A Lot Of Buzz At Cannes Film Festival

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

One of the films that is premiering at Cannes and that is getting a lot of attention is the latest animated feature from Pixar: Inside Out. Son of Saul and Carol are also getting a lot of buzz.


Avenger's Sequel: Overloads On Action, Plot Is Weak

Friday, May 01, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron is proficient at delivering superhero thrills for those who need them. While this movie may be effective moment to moment, very little of it lingers in the mind afterwards.