Kenneth Turan

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'Thirteen Lives' is Ron Howard's take on a dramatic cave rescue in Thailand

Friday, July 29, 2022

Four years ago, 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped in deep, dark tunnels during heavy rains in Thailand. People around the world were captivated as a mission began to rescue them.


'Maiden': Groundbreaking 1989 Sailing Race For All-Female Crew

Friday, June 28, 2019

A new documentary tells the story of the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World sailing race in 1989. The crew was led by a 24-year-old and the boat was called Maiden.


Movie Review: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Friday, July 07, 2017

In the newest Spider-Man movie, the studio is aiming young and trying to leverage that Marvel Comics magic.


This Time Of Year, There's Plenty To See At The Movies

Friday, December 09, 2016

Hollywood studios tend to release their prestige films at the end of the years, and several movies are especially notable, according to film critic Kenneth Turan.


Movie Review: 'Jackie' Stars Natalie Portman As Jacqueline Kennedy

Friday, December 02, 2016

A biopic about Jacqueline Kennedy opens on Friday, and centers on the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Our reviewer says Jackie is a transporting and transfixing biopic.


Movie Review: Oliver Stone's 'Snowden'

Friday, September 16, 2016

There has already been a high-profile documentary about Edward Snowden. Now comes a drama from a filmmaker known for dramatizing the Vietnam war and the Kennedy assassination.


Movie Review: Paramount Remakes The MGM Classic 'Ben-Hur'

Friday, August 19, 2016

In 1959, Charlton Heston starred in Oscar-winning movie Ben-Hur. The question is: Why take another turn at making a film that defined epic when it was released, and was itself a remake?


Movie Review: 'Jason Bourne,' A Thriller For Our Times

Friday, July 29, 2016

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.


Movie Review: 'Our Little Sister'

Friday, July 08, 2016

Japanese dramas don't get the publicity of that country's animated films but our reviewer says there is a new drama that deserves our attention. He says Our Little Sister must be seen to be believed.


Movie Review: 'Finding Dory' Is No Game-Changer

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pixar's sequel to Finding Nemo opens 13 years later and it's called Finding Dory. In it, Nemo's friend Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, goes on a quest to find her parents.


Theaters Welcome Another Superhero Movie: 'Captain America: Civil War'

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Captain America: Civil War is the latest offering from the Marvel universe and it's a thriller with strong political themes. It already opened overseas and has brought in more than $200 million.


'Midnight Special' Promises A Smart, Dark Sci-Fi Thriller

Friday, March 18, 2016

Jeff Nichols has made a few other films, but his latest, Midnight Special, is him moving up to another level — reminiscent of Steven Spielberg, says our film critic.


Movie Review: 'Hail, Caesar!'

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!


'Joy' Sinks Into A Morass As Its Protagonist Faces Irritating Obstacles

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.


After Years Of Anticipation, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Opens Tonight

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.


'Big Short' Is A Funny Movie About 2008's Housing Market Collapse

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.


'Youth' Is A Meditation On Life's Wonders And Complications

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.


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.