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.

The Lived-In World of 'The Lookout'

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Wahlberg: One Cool Character in 'Shooter'

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'Barley' Explores Angst of IRA's Early Days

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Film Contrast: Loud '300,' Quiet 'Silence'

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'Amazing Grace' and the Power of Truth

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'Breach' Spins a Harrowing, Human Spy Tale

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'Lives of Others,' a Glimpse at East Germany

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Peter O'Toole, Young and Old, Is Back on Screen

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'Pan's Labyrinth' Is Realer than Reality Itself

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'Letters from Iwo Jima' Astonishes with Empathy

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'Dreamgirls' Is a Triumph of Old School Glamour

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'Apocalypto' is Trademark Mel Gibson Gore

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'The Nativity Story' Stands on Familiar Ground

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