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Glenn Kenny

Glenn Kenny
Glenn Kenny's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times, Premiere Magazine, RogerEbert.com, MSN Movies, Vanity Fair, MUBI

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story (2018) In terms of production values, this is not a snazzy film. But the interview footage with family and colleagues, including Bonnie Raitt and Elvin Bishop, an early Butterfield guitarist, is smart and thorough.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
2/4 22% Bigger (2018) As relatively handsomely mounted as this movie is, it's also kind of a shambles.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
1.5/4 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) An unfortunately apt demonstration of what can befall a clever filmmaker who gets too clever.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
68% The Oath (2018) Mr. Barinholtz has enough cachet to assemble an excellent cast, although he's not as canny about using it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
100% All Square (2018) Kelly is a king among mordant underplayers. Yulin, a stalwart character actor, is reliably terrific. Adlon and Josh Lucas bring added value to their also-familiar characters.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
88% Barbara (2017) Mr. Amalric plays Yves as a still-besotted fan of Barbara, and as a director he's a still-besotted fan of Ms. Balibar's. He is wise in his enthusiasms.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/4 79% 22 July (2018) 22 July is at its most engrossing and moving in its depiction of one brave kid, a victim of Breivik who was shot five times and lived, and that kid's eventual resolve to face the terrorist in court.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
31% Venom (2018) The ingratiating eccentricities of "Venom" aren't enough to really distinguish the movie from its superhero-movie brethren as it devolves into the usual expensive orgy of sound, fury and wisecracking.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
100% Wajib (2017) Ms. Jacir is a thrifty filmmaker; there's nothing frilly in this movie. But she is also a sensitive and imaginative and resourceful one.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
90% Studio 54 (2018) The movie is a fast account that is sometimes a tad facile in its analysis of a cultural moment. But as Mr. Schrager's personal too-much-too-soon story, it's compelling.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
No Score Yet Above And Beyond: NASA's Journey To Tomorrow (2018) This is not a spectacular picture, but it's an informative and heartening one...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/4 No Score Yet The Padre (2018) In a sense it's pleasant to see Nolte, Roth and Guzmán settling into their roles as if they were old slippers, but these great performers aren't completely outfitted to settle for Greatest Hits work.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) The documentary elicits some viewer indignation on her behalf, but overall, it's not a very inspired piece of work.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
83% Bad Reputation (2018) The movie chronicles music industry tales of glory and failure. These are dishy, but more interesting is Ms. Jett's rock 'n' roll heart. The stories of how she mentored younger bands are moving.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
74% Black '47 (2018) Since this is a rare feature film to treat the Irish famine, it's a little odd that it tilts so heavily toward a genre exercise. But as a genre exercise, it's pretty potent.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/4 48% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) The attractiveness of the scenery, and a quiet, dignified performance by Ms. Peña in what could now be her last movie appearance, wind up being the main redeeming values here.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
81% Quincy (2018) His triumphs from the earliest points of his career onward are exhilarating; the racism he is obliged to endure throughout is infuriating.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) For the simple idea of sitting them all at a table and turning on a couple of movie cameras, the director Roger Mitchell should get a royal commendation himself.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
78% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Mr. Moore... is in a nearly unique position to shame the viewer with a frank perspective on how Mr. Trump used his extrovert side to make citizens complacent about the less savory aspects of his character.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
94% Mandy (2018) The movie's imagery is consistently unearthly; its pacing has a magisterial weight. Call it pulp Tarkovsky, maybe.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
62% The Public Image is Rotten (2018) Even if you've scratched your head over Mr. Lydon's TV ad work and other efforts to maintain a professional life in recent years, this affectionate and frank movie can elicit newfound admiration for a slightly mellowed iconoclast.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
46% Where Hands Touch (2018) A gut-wrenching misfire.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
95% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) Mr. Ross retains a patient and focused eye. His camera's gaze has a quality of reserve, one that insistently imparts respect to his subjects.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
68% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) The movie, which for two hours is an absorbing, detailed procedural, becomes... willfully diffuse in its final 20 minutes.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
86% Nelly (2018) The character Ms. Émond and Ms. Mackay create is not likable, but is puzzling in an engrossing way.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
79% At Eternity's Gate (2018) The movie is not just a pleasure to watch, but actually puts forward some new ideas about van Gogh.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
73% Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Potentially one of the most engrossing 158-minute films you'll ever sit through.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
89% Vox Lux (2018) Even while being anti-pop, this movie isn't anti-pleasure; its craft is sumptuous and encompassing.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
No Score Yet Sånt händer inte här (High Tension) (This Can't Happen Here) (1950) It is a very striking anomaly.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) A compulsively watchable picture ... this is really Reilly's show.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
76% Suspiria (2018) A breathtaking achievement in hollow, know-somethingish sensationalism that fully deserves to be called 'pretentious.' And quite a few other things.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
84% Non-Fiction (2018) A sexy, fun film filled with a lot of zingers.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
67% Peterloo (2018) Leigh's passion for the material seems to have led him to approach it from an angle more pedagogic than artistic.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Extremely fleet and beautifully crafted.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
86% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) A fascinating film, and watching this assemblage it occurred to me that it remained unfinished by Welles in his lifetime by design.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) An example of Big Movie Studio Craft at its most well-thought out; among the many contingents of moviegoers it will please will be the 'they don't make 'em like that anymore' crowd.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
99% Roma (2018) It works both as a personal statement and a larger philosophical humanist love letter to life itself.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
60% The Mountain (2018) This is a meticulously made movie, which is impressive: given how much Alverson clearly despises the medium, and human life itself, I'm surprised he has this kind of motivation.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
100% Inventing Tomorrow (2018) By framing the movie as a multipronged narrative that eventually culminates in the big event of the fair itself, it risks prosaicness. But the subjects are winning and heartening, and their mission is one you just can't take issue with.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
100% Prototype (2018) It's a puzzle of strange pleasures, a nerve-racking way of recalibrating how to look at the screen and the world outside the screen.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
30% Kin (2018) In the hands of more playful creators, this adolescent fantasy could have been fun.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3/4 60% Operation Finale (2018) Operation Finale, despite its other elaborations on the historical record, is engrossing and a little moving.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
41% Arizona (2018) A nihilist garbage fire with a fake female-empowerment bow on top.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
100% Maison du Bonheur (2017) Ms. Sellam, cheerful and garrulous, eagerly gives accounts of both her biography and her surroundings.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
14% An L.A. Minute (2018) The staging and shooting is so inept it makes Coleman Francis look like Jim Jarmusch.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
2/4 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) The Happytime Murders isn't so much interested in immersing you in a comedic world so much as it is in having its puppets do the most outrageous things you've never seen or heard puppets do in a movie.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The rom-com is a dynamite showcase for cinema icon Michelle Yeoh.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2.5/4 25% Mile 22 (2018) There's a more than satisfactory amount of boom-boom in the movie's trim running time.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
80% Alpha (2018) Mr. Hughes, who for many years cocreated films with his twin brother, Allen, and here makes his solo feature debut, is a sharp and engaged visual storyteller. It's a pleasure to see him working in expansive wide-screen, a fitting format for his chops.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
59% Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018) Ms. Thierry plays Marguerite with an understatement that can be enigmatic, seductive, or deliberately confounding. The picture as a whole doesn't do justice to her committed performance.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018