Never Coming To A Theater Near You

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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 finer films have to count on catching up with 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 selection of renowned film critic Kenneth Turan's absorbing and illuminating reviews, now revised and updated to factor in the tests of time, point viewers toward the films they can't quite remember, but should not miss.

Moviegoers know they can trust Turan's impeccable taste. 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 silver screen.

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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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""This is Kenneth Turan at his best... thoughtful, provocative, infinitely readable." -- Richard Schickel

"An indispensable addition to the home media shelf." -- Portland Tribune, December 10, 2004

"Smart, cogent reviews of dozens of American-independent, foreign-language, documentaries and classic films that deserve to be sought out." -- Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 26, 2004

"Turan has a terrific knack for conveying the feeling and the ideas of a picture quickly..." -- LA Times, October 27, 2004

"Turan's choices are always smart, and he backs them up with delightful, no-nonsense analysis." -- David Ansen

"Turan's writing is tight and insightful and his recommendations demonstrate impeccable taste." -- Variety, November 1, 2004

"[Turan's] deep appreciation... of film is present on every page... his crisp writing conveys his enthusiasm with clarity and wit." -- Back Stage West, December 2, 2004

"[Turan's] uncluttered prose is inviting... one of the better recent surveys of independent film." -- Library Journal, Sept. issue

"a welcome enterprise for which, in Turan, we have a trustworthy guide." -- Hollywood Reporter, November 9. 2004

"readily apparent enthusiasm comes without hyperbole." -- Booklist, October 15, 2004

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