Kenneth Turan talks movies

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Kenneth Turan has served as film critic for the Los Angeles Times for over twenty years. He also lends his voice to film reviews for NPR's Morning Edition. Shortly after the Oscars, he joined ARN reporter Myah Williams in a conversation about issues plaguing the film industry and what inspired him to write his newest book, "Not To Be Missed: 54 Favorites From A Lifetime of Film".

Turan has a deep passion for the Golden Age of Hollywood, when classic films were targeted toward mature audiences who wanted to be emotionally challenged. In this interview he expresses frustrations with the current direction Hollywood seems to be moving in: toward blockbusters and franchises. 

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