Kenneth Turan appears in the following:
Friday, February 05, 2016
Joel and Ethan Coen — better known as the Coen Brothers — have brought moviegoers some of the most distinctive, quirky movies of the last three decades. They are back in theaters with: Hail, Caesar!
Friday, December 25, 2015
The last two films by writer-director David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, had 18 Oscar nominations between them. So anticipation is high for his new film, Joy.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes place 30 years after Return of the Jedi. The evil Empire has been replaced by the even more ruthless First Order, and the Republic continues to fight the good fight.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Directed by Adam McKay, and based on Michael Lewis' book about the economic meltdown, The Big Short stars Brad Pitt. The film contains so much information and comedy, it would be fun to see it twice.
Friday, December 04, 2015
Paolo Sorrentino's film is set in a Swiss spa that functions as a landlocked "Ship of Fools" — allowing us to follow several characters during their stay. Youth stars Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Friday, August 07, 2015
Shaun the Sheep, a character from the stop-motion animation films, now has his own movie — an absurd and unstoppably amusing feature.
Friday, July 31, 2015
The Mission Impossible franchise has been good to Tom Cruise — raking in more than $2 billion in world-wide box office receipts. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the fifth film in the series.
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.
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.