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.

From Juilliard To Skid Row In 'The Soloist'

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'Anvil': For Heavy-Metal Vets, It's A Hard-Rock Life

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Attractive Opposites In A Sweet Summer Romance

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Spies Like Us: 'Duplicity' Doubles Down On Deceit

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Misery And Muses On 'The Edge Of Love'

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Comics Heroes Who Should've Stayed On The Page

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'Crossing Over': Like 'Crash,' Without The Subtlety

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3-D Filmmaking Comes Of Age In Stunning 'Coraline'

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'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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