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.”
Review: 'Aquaman' makes a splash with underwater spectacle galore and Jason Momoa's superheroic star turn

The virtues of the latest DC Comics-inspired origin story, "Aquaman," starting with star Jason Momoa, outnumber its defects.

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Restraint From the Master of Razzmatazz: 'Schindler's List' is a major departure for Steven Spielberg

Only through the lens of restraint can the days of the Holocaust be effectively seen, as Steven Spielberg, of all people, persuasively demonstrates with the quietly devastating “Schindler's List.”