Kenji Fujishima

Kenji Fujishima

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 15% 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
2.5/4 68% Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013) "Bob Byington's perspective may be above it all, but that doesn't quite account for the shades of melancholy that pop up unexpectedly in lines of dialogue and in some of the performances. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 25, 2013
99% Short Term 12 (2013) "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 Mar 16, 2013
89% Cheap Thrills (2014) "There's something deeply problematic about a film that seems to lavish so much creative glee in so thoroughly and gruesomely degrading its protagonists, and to no particularly revelatory ends. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Mar 16, 2013
79% Before You Know It (2014) "An exemplary example of a documentary that successfully puts human faces on wider issues, eschewing polemics in favor of the personal. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Mar 15, 2013
67% Downloaded (2013) "Alex Winter knows he has a great and timely subject and, for the most part, allows these people and the larger story to speak for themselves. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Mar 15, 2013
66% Spring Breakers (2013) "Where else are you going to hear, for instance, "spring break" transformed into a whispery incantation, alternately celebratory and weighted with doom? " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Mar 14, 2013
94% Museum Hours (2013) "Cohen may risk presumptuousness with the implicit Bruegel comparisons, but damned if the best parts of Museum Hours don't match one of his canvases in scope, detail, and profundity. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Mar 14, 2013
83% Drinking Buddies (2013) "Drinking Buddies plays as a kind of comic tap dance at the edge of an adulterous abyss " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Mar 12, 2013
83% Prince Avalanche (2013) "For those who were somehow waiting for the artistic apotheosis of the bromance, Prince Avalanche is it, for better and for worse. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Mar 12, 2013
70% V/H/S/2 (2013) "What happened to S-VHS, the original title of V/H/S/2? The name change only helps to underscore the general lack of imagination on display this time around. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Mar 11, 2013
36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) "Filled with all sorts of misanthropic grace notes that suggest equal-opportunity contempt toward just about everyone involved. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Mar 11, 2013
100% Gebo And The Shadow (2014) "The longer we stay with these characters, the more the film begins to come across as an extremely deadpan comedy about people resistant to change beyond all rational reasoning. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Feb 19, 2013
1.5/4 53% Shanghai Calling (2013) "If you prefer your social commentary in the form of a glorified sitcom with broad humor and even broader caricatures, look no further. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2013
2/4 31% Bai she chuan shuo (The Sorcerer and the White Snake) (2013) "The film looks so glossy, plasticized, and unreal that all you end up thinking about is special effects. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2013
1.5/4 47% Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary (2013) "Purports to tell the true story of the titular imprisoned, controversially outspoken death-penalty opponent, but eventually degenerates into an orgy of congratulation. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2013
No Score Yet LennoNYC (2011) House Next Door
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2/4 57% $ellebrity (2013) "Comes off as little more than a feature-length trashing of colleagues who director and celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur feels are giving his profession a bad name. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2013
2/4 42% Let Fury Have The Hour (2012) "On a political level, the film is far from a Godardian dialectic, so the view of history that emerges is, to say the least, blinkered. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 10, 2012
1/4 67% Parked (2012) "The film takes dramatic material that sounds fairly standard-issue to begin with and proceeds to uncover precious little of genuinely fresh intrigue within it. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 25, 2012
2.5/4 73% Generation P (2012) "The film is incredibly cynical, but the experience of watching it is occasionally joyful in its sense of freedom. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 8, 2012
91% Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013) "One can sense the healing power of art simply by basking in his presence, which no amount of irritating directorial interventions can completely undermine. " ‐ House Next Door
Posted Nov 5, 2012
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