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Kenneth Turan

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Film critic Los Angeles Times, NPR's Morning Edition, author, Yiddishist

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Kenneth Turan
a day ago
I've been waiting for a piece like this for months and this one is superb. Smart, thoughtful, deeply informed interview with "Quo Vadis, Aida" director Jasmila Zbanic, just named Europe’s best. If you care about cinema and the world, her film is a must.
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Kenneth Turan
2 days ago
If you've seen a lot of Billy the Kid in classic Westerns (Paul Newman in 'The Left-Handed Gun' is a favorite) you might be interested to know that the actual revolver Pat Garrett used to shoot Billy has been auctioned for $6 million. Really.
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Kenneth Turan
2 days ago
I've read a lot about the collaboration between Penélope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar on "Parallel Mothers" but this @kylebuchanan story brings an intimacy I hadn't encountered before.
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Kenneth Turan
3 days ago
Reviews of new films are all well and good, but I'm especially happy when critics talk among themselves about movie history. Here @aoscott and Manohla Dargis converse persuasively about Sidney Poitier and Peter Bogdanovich. A treat from top to bottom.
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Kenneth Turan
3 days ago
I am always happy to have the Oscar season kick into gear with the SAG award nominations. There are, as always, snubs and surprises. @kylebuchanan puts it all into perspective.
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Kenneth Turan
4 days ago
Production designers don't always get the respect they deserve, so it's good to see @mekadomurphy spotlighting their work in three current, very different films.
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Kenneth Turan
4 days ago
I have been troubled by the Golden Globes for years, but now that the organization has hit the wall it's a bit like the greyhound finally catching the rabbit. I wonder if this is truly the end or only an interregnum.
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Kenneth Turan
5 days ago
I've read a ton of Sidney Poitier remembrances, and this one by director Phil Alden Robinson is one of the very best. Kudos to @MichaelOrdona for making it happen.
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Kenneth Turan
5 days ago
With is brother Ethan and now by himself, Joel Coen has made some of the great movies of our time. I sat down to talk to him about his first solo effort, "Macbeth." Always worth your time to hear what he has to say.
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Kenneth Turan
8 days ago
Wish Ben Affleck's fine work in "The Tender Bar" was getting more attention, so I'm happy to see this thoughtful @joshrottenberg interview with the actor at a pivotal point in his life.
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Kenneth Turan
8 days ago
Michael was one of a kind. Sad he is gone.
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Los Angeles Film Critics Association
9 days ago
We mourn the passing of our longtime member and former vice president Michael Wilmington, a champion of John Ford, Orson Welles, Robert Altman, Akira Kurosawa, Abbas Kiarostami and Krzysztof Kieslowski. He was our friend and, for some of us, a reason we got into this profession.
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Kenneth Turan
9 days ago
Peter Bogdanovich has died at 82. I remember every step of his career, but reading his story all at once in this fine @margalitfox obit makes me realize what a long strange trip it was. Rest in peace.
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Kenneth Turan
10 days ago
All the deserved plaudits for Pedro Almodovar and his "Parallel Mothers" reminds me of interview moment I had with him. When I apologized for having to ask an obvious question, he smiled gently and said "You will ask it and I pretend it has never been asked before."
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Kenneth Turan
11 days ago
A question about "Yellowstone" season 4. Bad guy is identified as being in prison in Deer Lodge. So far, so good: Montana's state prison is there. But when Kevin Costner repeats info, he says location is Red Lodge, a different Montana city. Was this a mistake not caught or what?
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Kenneth Turan
11 days ago
Had no idea Ridley Scott was doing a something on Napoleon. I wonder if he has access to Stanley Kubrick's voluminous research. That would have been quite the film.
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TheWrap
11 days ago
Vanessa Kirby will star in Ridley Scott's Napoleon epic with Joaquin Phoenix, replacing Jodie Comer in the role after exiting due to a scheduling conflict
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Kenneth Turan
12 days ago
Just catching up to this terrific @akstanwyck interview with Lady Gaga on how she approached her swell performance in "House of Gucci." Well worth reading. via @indiewire
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