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.
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Kenneth Turan

Movie Review: 'Finding Dory' Is No Game-Changer

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Theaters Welcome Another Superhero Movie: 'Captain America: Civil War'

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'Midnight Special' Promises A Smart, Dark Sci-Fi Thriller

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Movie Review: 'Hail, Caesar!'

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'Joy' Sinks Into A Morass As Its Protagonist Faces Irritating Obstacles

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After Years Of Anticipation, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Opens Tonight

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'Big Short' Is A Funny Movie About 2008's Housing Market Collapse

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'Youth' Is A Meditation On Life's Wonders And Complications

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Not Just Another Boxing Movie. 'Creed' Has Cred

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Movie Review: 'Carol'

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'Our Brand Is Crisis' Stalls And Stumbles

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Watching 'Room' Is Exhausting And Exhilarating

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'Steve Jobs' Is Not A Standard Biopic

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In 'The Martian,' Matt Damon Tries To Make It Back From The Red Planet

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