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Kenneth Turan

Kenneth Turan is film critic for the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio’s Morning Edition as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post as well as the Times’ book review editor. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, he teaches film reviewing and non-fiction writing at USC. His most recent books are “Never Coming To A Theater Near You” and “Free For All: Joe Papp, The Public and The Greatest Theater Story Ever Told.”
In 1968, moviegoers had a lot more choices before blockbuster fever took over

The difference between then and now at the movies? In 1968, before blockbusters sucked up all the air at the cineplex, there was a wide-ranging choice of films available to moviegoers. Kenneth Turan looks at the movies of 1968.

'Western' and other movie picks for April 20

Movie recommendations from critics Justin Chang, Kenneth Turan.

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