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.

'Caspian' Recaptures Galloping Magic of 'Narnia'

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Summer's Blockbuster Films Seem Promising

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Elementally Flawed 'Iron Man' Not Striking Sparks

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'Forbidden Kingdom' Is a Doofy Union for Chan, Li

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Elderly Rock Singers Put on a Good Show

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Emotional Intensity Propels 'Stop-Loss'

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A Thriller of a Documentary: 'The Unforseen'

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Into the Past, and the Preposterous, in '10,000 B.C.'

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Color, Pageantry Can't Save 'Boleyn Girl'

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Plot Tricks in 'Vantage Point' Make It Implausible

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'Definitely, Maybe': Hardly the Charmer It Might Be

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Lost, Artfully, in Israel: 'The Band's Visit'

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In Beirut, a Beauty Salon that Feels Like Home

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'No Country,' 'There Will Be Blood' Top Oscar List

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'Taxi to the Dark Side' Examines Torture by U.S.

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