Kenneth Turan Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.

'Taken' Lightly: An Unintentionally Funny Abduction

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Tale Of 'Defiance' Among The Third Reich's Targets

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In 'Benjamin Button,' A Curiously Chilly Passion

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'The Wrestler': Low Blows, But No Punches Pulled

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Baz Luhrmann, Dreaming Big In 'Australia'

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'Twilight': For Teens, A Swooningly Risky Romance

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Bond's New Villain? He's A Gift In 'Christmas Tale'

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In 'Stranded,' Survival As A Team Effort

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Movie-Reality Check: How Real Is 'Real,' Anyway?

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'I've Loved You So Long': In Extremis, Sisters Still

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Crowe, DiCaprio Clash In Tale of Spies And 'Lies'

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'Rachel Getting Married': Wedding Movie Bliss

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'Appaloosa': Fun With The Guys, Until A Filly Arrives

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'Burn After Reading' — And Repeat As Necessary

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