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.

'Real Life' Rarity: A Romantic Comedy for Grownups

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'Things We Lost' Explores Family, Addiction, Death

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'Lars and the Real Girl' Heralds Friendship

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'Michael Clayton' Tells of Suspicion and Suspense

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'The Kingdom' Mirrors the Headlines

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'Valley of Elah' a Drama of Post-War Trauma

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'Yuma' Brings Back Western Movie Genre

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Independent Movies Take Back Seat to Sequels

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In 'Deep Water,' a Sailor Who's Lost His Bearings

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'Sunshine': Space Opera with a Dark Cloud or Two

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'Order of the Phoenix': Bring On the Next Chapter

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'Transformers': A Toy Story Waiting on a Recall

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'Ratatouille:' Nervy, Funny and Thoroughly Tasty

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'Fantastic Four' Simplistic, Inoffensive

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