Never Coming to a Theater Near You: A Celebration of a Certain Kind of Movieby Kenneth Turan
It is in the nature of today's movie business that while Hollywood blockbusters invade every megaplex, smaller, quality films often don't get screen time. Fans of these films have to count on catching up to them on video and DVD, but even the most hard-core devotees have trouble remembering what sounded good when a film was originally released. Never Coming to a… See more details below
It is in the nature of today's movie business that while Hollywood blockbusters invade every megaplex, smaller, quality films often don't get screen time. Fans of these films have to count on catching up to them on video and DVD, but even the most hard-core devotees have trouble remembering what sounded good when a film was originally released. Never Coming to a Theater Near You will remedy that situation. This collection of film critic Kenneth Turan's absorbing and illuminating reviews-now revised and updated to factor in the test of time-point viewers toward the films they can't quite remember, but should not miss. Moviegoers know they can trust Kenneth Turan's taste. He is the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition film critic. His eclectic selection represents the kind of sophisticated, adult, and entertaining films intelligent viewers are hungry for. More importantly, Turan shows readers what makes these unusual films so great, revealing how talented filmmakers and actors have managed to create the wonderful highs we experience in front of the screen. So next time you're searching for the perfect movie, turn to Turan and his indispensable guide for the perplexed. It will allow you to first read up on and then catch up on the great films you've always intended to see but that never came to a theater near you.
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Kenneth Turan has been film critic at the Los Angeles Times for more than ten years. He can also be heard every Friday morning as film critic for National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." The director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, he lives in Los Angeles.
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