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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 45% The Promise (2017) The Promise is drenched in production value and replete with ravishing shots of sunrises and sunsets, but it's in the scenes of fleeing, of battle, and of horrendous loss that the film is at its most effective.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/4 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) A lesson for our time? I can only hope.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
61% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) This is a spirited and often gorgeous film (Guillaume Deffontaines, the cinematographer, makes the eyes of even the most ostensibly unattractive characters supernaturally beautiful), but it's not an easy one.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
66% Free Fire (2017) Mr. Wheatley's "High-Rise" was a highlight of 2016, and again he shows that he's a technically virtuosic director whose humor has a bracingly nasty side. He's also no dummy.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
93% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) Only intermittently stimulating.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 67% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) Scheinfeld's approach is to give the viewer the forest, point out a few trees and get out, confident that those trees will inspire the viewer to spend more time in the forest.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
4/4 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) It is grounded, and made most exemplary, by Cynthia Nixon's performance.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
2.5/4 91% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) A conspicuously imperfect movie that turns more compelling after trying your patience, then yields a final half-hour that's as engrossing as a finely-wrought suspense drama.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
90% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) As the picture continues, its brightly colored visuals grow ever more psychedelic and phantasmagoric.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
100% Glory (2017) The variable incongruities of "Glory" give it a queasy power uncommon in contemporary cinema.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
3/4 64% Gifted (2017) A good-hearted entertainment that manages its plot curveballs, and everything else, with a show of compassion.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
89% SHOT!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (2017) The movie's approach is gratuitously grandiose.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
30% The Assignment (2017) The tricksy structure doesn't have much of a payoff (even though Mr. Hill constructs sequences with deft fluidity). And the role of the surgically altered assassin defeats poor Ms. Rodriguez.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
70% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2016) Sober, meticulous and entirely convincing in its depiction of period and mortality.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
No Score Yet Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (2016) "I want to make abstract art that's funny, happy, energetic, joyful," he exclaims at one point. That he did. This movie is a good introduction to it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/4 94% I Called Him Morgan (2017) I Called Him Morgan evokes times and places, and the sorrows and joys of the jazz life in those times and places, with real integrity.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2/4 68% Life (2017) Life struck me as several cuts above 'meh' but never made me jump out of my seat.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
71% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2017) Anchored by a startling performance by Michalina Olszanska, the Czech film "I, Olga Hepnarova" is an austere, hypnotic story of sadness, madness and murder.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/4 90% A Woman, A Part (2017) A Woman, a Part mixes passion and ambivalence to create a work with ambiguities that seem earned, and lived in.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
2.5/4 93% Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017) As right-minded and good-hearted as the movie is, it can't steer clear of certain clichés.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
100% Taipei Story (Qing mei zhu ma) (1985) Ultimately, "Taipei Story" is bleak yet exhilarating.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
No Score Yet The Show About the Show (2017) This is an undeniably fascinating film despite, or perhaps because of, the repellent actions Mr. Zahedi depicts himself taking.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
94% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) It's a film that sticks with you.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
49% The Belko Experiment (2017) The movie might have been better served by a director not hellbent on rubbing pretty much every head wound in the viewer's face.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
1/4 21% The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017) A near-constant flow of clichés.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
1/4 37% Brimstone (2017) I'm all for heroic exertion in pursuit of one's art, but in this case I wish Koolhoven had tried therapy first.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
67% Who's Crazy? (2017) A quirky but purposeful grafting of Mack Sennett to the French New Wave.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) The film totters into a redemptive sentimentality that wouldn't even play if it were made to seem more earned.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
55% Suntan (2017) "Suntan" captures a set of very specific feelings: the exhilaration and embarrassment of falling, followed by the desperate denial that one has landed in a very bad place.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
2.5/4 39% Wolves (2017) Freundlich clearly likes to dig in deep with this kind of character material, and here it pays off in ways it really hasn't in some of his previous feature work.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/4 33% The Last Word (2017) To get to what's good about The Last Word, you're obliged to take it warts and all.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
50% The Human Surge (El auge del humano) (2017) Just when you think you've got the movie pegged, it pulls a daring switch of perspective. While the thrill of that little coup is short-lived, it suggests that Mr. Williams may come up with something more substantial with his next feature.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
68% Contemporary Color (2017) Color guard routines are mini-narratives, but the "Contemporary Color" directors largely decline to follow them, nervously cutting to backstage action when a hook eludes them.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
78% Kiki (2017) "Kiki" shows us a group of brave and beautiful souls for whom the struggle is, unfortunately, probably about to get even harder.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
2.5/4 39% Rock Dog (2017) All this is every bit as silly and innocuous as its sounds, and it goes down, if not like honey, than like very finely spun cotton candy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3/4 80% Dying Laughing (2017) Once the movie hits its true stride it's really fascinating.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3.5/4 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) The character work here is both intimate and nicely compressed. But the movie really gets to its most sublime heights visually.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
No Score Yet Paraguay Remembered (Memoria desmemoriada) (2015) An unhurried, beautiful, and pained work that through simple means resonates on various levels.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
69% As You Are (2017) Much of the movie, from its attempts to capture the confusing exhilaration of youthful experience to its predictable progressive character dynamics, is labored.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/4 92% From Nowhere (2017) From Nowhere is not a visionary work, and I don't think it aims to be; but it sets a coherent agenda from the get-go and manages to make a credible and disquieting narrative out of that.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/4 88% My Name Is Emily (2017) My Name Is Emily is in many respects an average and in several respects a kind of clichéd and frayed coming-of-age movie.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 27% Fist Fight (2017) A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the early 21st century.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
75% How Heavy This Hammer (2015) Whatever investigation it's attempting, the movie is leaden in its pacing - the first 15 minutes feel like an hour - and its constricted shooting style, practically all hand-held almost close-ups, is transparent in its contrivance of realism.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
100% Keep Quiet (2017) Even if you are unmoved by Mr. Szegedi's personal story (I found him somewhat sympathetic), what "Keep Quiet" tells us about its larger themes is upsettingly pertinent.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
No Score Yet The Island Funeral (Maha samut lae susaan) (2017) As mesmerizing as it is tense.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
97% Kedi (2017) The movie is replete with ingeniously constructed mini-narratives, including a turf war. The mesmerizing score by Kira Fontana, interspersed with well-chosen Turkish pop, is a real asset.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
83% A United Kingdom (2017) It's Mr. Oyelowo who truly makes "A United Kingdom" a deeper, more rewarding film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/4 25% The Comedian (2017) The movie never builds enough momentum, emotional or narrative, to get the viewer on its side.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
1/4 57% War on Everyone (2017) So hackneyed, tired, labored and overstuffed with contempt not only for all of its targets but also its own self that one gets the feeling that the talented Mr. McDonagh has gone mad with rage.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/4 45% Youth in Oregon (2017) Is this all well-acted? It certainly is, especially by Langella. But all things being equal, I'd prefer to see him in a revival of The Man Who Came To Dinner.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017