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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.”
Oscars: With the academy at a crossroads, critics should be more thoughtful in their complaints

Kenneth Turan looks into how the Oscars got into its current mess and possible ways out.

Oscars: Why ‘Black Panther’ deserves to win best picture

Kenneth Turan on the many reasons "Black Panther" should win this year's best picture Oscar.

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