Kenji Fujishima Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kenji Fujishima

Kenji Fujishima

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Kenji Fujishima's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Movie Mezzanine, Slant Magazine, The Playlist

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 96% '71 (2015) "It distinguishes itself from Pual Greengrass's films by virtue of its close attention to political and moral ambiguities. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2014
1.5/4 67% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) "Less explored in all the ensuing back-patting is the question of whether Cameron is, in fact, sincerely interested in learning more about the world around him or whether this mission is merely intended to stroke his own ego. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2014
1.5/4 93% Metro Manila (2014) "Sean Ellis doesn't so much understand Filipino society as merely see it as grist for standard genre fare, perhaps hoping that the foreign setting will somehow automatically make the clichés feel fresh. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2014
2/4 64% 14 Blades (2014) "An immensely gifted physical performer, Donnie Yen isn't strong enough an actor to suggest an authentic inner life to his character beyond a vague sense of stone-faced dissatisfaction. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/4 71% Dinosaur 13 (2014) "To some extent, the use of a wide aspect ratio and the doc's emphatic score takes its cues from paleontologist Pete Larson's passion. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2014
2.5/4 68% Me and You (2014) "Not even Bernardo Bertolucci's choice of a lead actor with visible facial acne scars, in a welcome gesture toward authenticity, is enough to overcome the gaping hole of psychological nuance at the center of the film. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 1, 2014
72% Batman (1989) "Returning to Tim Burton's 1989 Batman in light of Christopher Nolan's recent, remarkably successful Batman trilogy turns out to be quite a fascinating experience. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 23, 2014
2.5/4 100% The Amazing Catfish (2014) "The familiar premise is done with enough intelligence and heartfelt conviction that it rises above its potentially cliché trappings. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2014
1/4 77% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) "A glorified act of hero worship that leaves one hard-pressed to form any conclusion other than an infinitely positive one about Shep Gordon. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2014
2/4 No Score Yet Misconception "The even-handedness of Jessica Yu's gaze throughout the first part of the film, alas, isn't sustained in the second and third chapters. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2.5/4 60% Summer of Blood (2014) "Onur Tukel is able to offer a reasonably fresh spin on familiar vampire-movie tropes, giving pitiless misanthropy pedal-to-the-metal comic wit. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2014
2/4 77% Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014) "As informative, revealing, and occasionally poignant as some of the unearthed revelations are, the doc is ultimately hampered by a level of self-congratulation that nearly undoes its effectiveness as an activist polemic. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2014
1/4 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) "The question of why one should actually work up any emotional investment in what happens to these people is never really answered, much less asked in the first place. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2014
3/4 77% Watermark (2014) "By keeping explanatory talking-heads interviews to a minimum, the filmmakers put their trust in the audience to draw their own conclusions based on what they present to us. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 31, 2014
2/4 91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) "Adds up little more than an anguished man using the hook of following his famous brother in order to gaze, however critically, at his reflection for 75 minutes. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2014
2.5/4 69% She's Lost Control (2015) "Turns out, it's not only Ronah who eventually loses control of her emotions, but the film itself that loses control of the most interesting and provocative threads of its vision. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 18, 2014
2.5/4 No Score Yet Trap Street "Vivian Qu's debut feature slowly reveals itself to be an eerie meditation on the increasingly thin line between technological illusion and hard reality. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2014
3/4 65% The French Minister (2014) "With its broad performances, rapid-fire pacing, and rampant visual and verbal gags, Bernard Tavernier's first out-and-out comedy doesn't try too hard to hide its graphic-novel origins. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2014
2/4 80% Câinele Japonez (The Japanese Dog) "Jurgiu's film may be described as a Yasujiro Ozu drama done in the Romanian style. If only there was more to distinguish it beyond such extra-textual concerns. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3.5/4 94% Himizu (2013) "Sion Sono's film is a vision of coming of age as trial by fire, a thunderous encapsulation of that period of transition in which adolescents try to discover themselves: their passions, their purpose, their sense of morality. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2014
3/4 93% Journey To The West (2014) "Stephen Chow's distinctive vision is evident in the seemingly boundless imagination of his scenarios, and in the film's sincere spiritual concerns and generosity toward misfits and outsiders. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2014
93% Metro Manila (2014) "It easily shows up Ellis's panoply of crime-drama clichés and overall touristic gaze. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/4 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " Chiemi Karasawa's documentary is remarkable for its candor, but it's a brutal honesty that Elaine Stritch herself gladly offers. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2014
3/4 91% 12 O'clock Boys (2014) "It constantly divides itself between fulfilling the conventions of the informational talking-heads documentary and aiming for a more poetically impressionistic quality. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 26, 2014
3/4 82% Maidentrip (2014) "A coming-of-age journey of self-realization, made immensely more involving by virtue of being seen through its subject's first-person perspective. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 13, 2014
1.5/4 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) "Given its virtuous subject matter and the relative bloodlessness of its violence, perhaps Renny Harlin means for this film to be a means of atoning for his previous cinematic sins. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2014
1/4 14% 47 Ronin (2013) "This botched vision accepts the warrior's nobility at face value and sees the story merely as a springboard for high-flying action and CGI special effects. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 22, 2013
2.5/4 71% Tricked: The Documentary (2013) "For all the heartbreaking depth with which the filmmakers explore the horrors of human trafficking, the film still leaves one with a sense of a larger story just beyond their grasp. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 10, 2013
2/4 72% Bettie Page Reveals All (2013) "Mark Mori goes a bit overboard in hammering home his appreciation of Bettie Page's significance, allowing the film to occasionally lapse into repetitiveness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2013
2.5/4 84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) "The film can't entirely avoid the feeling of a less-productive score-settling hit piece, as if Alex Gibney was making this film merely to stick it to the subject that screwed him big time. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2013
3.5/4 96% These Birds Walk (2013) "The filmmakers use a wide range of cinematic techniques to convey the tenuous environment in which their subjects find themselves. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2013
2/4 71% Blood Brother (2013) "Rocky's journey of self-realization undoubtedly has a universal resonance to it that intermittently yields poignant and inspiring moments. But where are the poor Indian kids in all of this? " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 14, 2013
94% Her (2013) "By the end, Spike Jonze pushes past his tightrope of sincerity and irony into a near-spiritual realm that still maintains its fragilely intimate, bittersweet vibe. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Oct 13, 2013
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) "For Ben Stiller, apparently, Thurber's classic story is grist not for a sympathetic exploration of the universal human desires to dream and live, but to craft what eventually amounts to a totem to his own vanity. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Oct 7, 2013
No Score Yet Gloria (2014) "Though Paulina García's performance is enough to hold the vignettes together, it isn't quite enough to redeem a handful of dramatic miscalculations " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Oct 6, 2013
2/4 63% Linsanity (2013) "The interpolations of "heavenly" sequences of Jeremy Lin playing basketball against CGI backdrops offer a hokey visual analogue for the intersection of faith and sports in his life. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2013
93% Captain Phillips (2013) "Money is at the heart of one crucial exchange in Captain Phillips that exposes the inadequacy of the film as anything more than just an electric thriller. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 29, 2013
65% Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013) "Anthony Wong does a creditable job of conveying Ip Man's reflectiveness through his twilight years, occasionally cutting through the hagiographic nature of the enterprise. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2013
2.5/4 67% 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013) "If you grant the documentary its slanted perspective at the outset, it works well as its own state-of-the-union address. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 3, 2013
3/4 86% Red Obsession (2013) "Offers the ins and outs of the world of wine as an implicit metaphor for art appreciation, from both aesthetic and financial standpoints. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 2, 2013
3/4 100% Tokyo Waka: A City Poem (2013) "Its discursiveness does have the intriguing effect of leaving behind a myriad of impressions about its subjects rather than settling on pat interpretations. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 24, 2013
2.5/4 67% Frankenstein's Army (2013) " The found-footage gimmick mostly comes off as window dressing for what turns out to be yet another mad-scientist-run-amok romp. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2013
1/4 21% Copperhead (2013) "Ron Maxwell's film, from beginning to end, exudes all the excitement of a textbook history lesson. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 25, 2013
3/4 No Score Yet Kuichisan (2013) "These myriad impressions never quite add up to anything coherent by the end, but perhaps the incoherence is precisely the point. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2013
56% Waxwork (1988) "Waxwork is certainly no hidden horror gem, but its flashes of wit and genuine enthusiasm for the horror genre are enough to make it a reasonably enjoyable time. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Jun 10, 2013
100% Short Term 12 "Perhaps the most promising thing about Cretton, though, at least going by this one feature film under his belt, is his generosity of vision and the refreshingly wide emotional range that vision admits. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted May 14, 2013
26% Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood (1988) "In the end, what's the point, especially when, in the case of The New Blood, there isn't a whole heck of a lot in the way of human interest or wit to compensate for the lack of viscera? " ‐ House Next Door
Posted May 9, 2013
2.5/4 63% Unmade In China (2013) "Not even its problematically touristic gaze is enough to derail the fascination of this absurd tale's many nightmarish twists and turns. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 29, 2013
78% The Machine (2014) "After a disappointingly conventional action-movie climax, James sucker-punches us with a final scene that ends the film on a tantalizingly ironic note. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 25, 2013
41% A Case of You (2013) "A Case of You is a frustrating case of a great opportunity blown. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Apr 23, 2013
1.5/4 67% Flex Is Kings (2014) "Putting aside the generic human interest, however, Flex Is Kings turns out to be shockingly deficient in its on-screen depiction of flexing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 18, 2013
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