Kerri's book Pick of the Week is "Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film" by Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan.
Film lovers will eagerly swoop in to see if their favorites are present, and there are certainly some surprises. Turan does not mention either Charlie Chaplin or Harold Lloyd. Citizen Kane does not make the first cut--though it does appear as a recommendation at the end of his discussion of Sweet Smell of Success; it also appears in the appended list (as do two other Welles films). Turan's tastes are eclectic: documentaries (Stranded), Westerns (The Unforgiven), an animated feature (Spirited Away), crime films (Kiss Me Deadly), musicals (Singin' in the Rain), films based on classic novels (Great Expectations), films everyone's heard of (Casablanca) and films that few beside the cognoscenti know (The Best of Youth).