Glenn Kenny

Glenn Kenny
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
1/4 43% Held (2021) While I understand the anger that animates Awbrey's script, anger doesn't excuse its overall weak argumentation, not to mention its rampant plot holes. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
94% Moffie (2019) In depicting the horrific specifics of this particular man's awful military experience, Hermanus delivers in abundance. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2021
1/4 22% Every Breath You Take (2021) Director Vaughn Stein, working from a script by David Murray, makes a hash out of elements of Scorsese's Cape Fear, Adrian Lyne's Fatal Attraction Lyne's Unfaithful, and Demme's The Silence of the Lambs. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
96% The Human Voice (La Voz Humana) (2020) Almodóvar's sense of cinema design - the décor simulates a luxe apartment and lays it bare as a soundstage illusion - is acutely keyed to Swinton's performance here, which projects mercurial emotion with Swiss watch precision. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2021
78% Concrete Cowboy (2021) The movie's convincing accretion of detail and its affectionate fictionalization of an actual subculture are disarming. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2021
4/4 91% The Intruder (L'Intrus) (2005) It's so vital and elastic that it offers up more secrets and epiphanies every time. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
37% Six Minutes to Midnight (2021) The double-crosses are depicted by the director Andy Goddard with better-than-average craft, but the more the movie leans into old suspense conventions the more interest it loses, alas. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
91% Tina (2021) The grace she shows here is almost overpowering. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
18% Senior Moment (2021) "Senior Moment" presents actors from four significant and still-well-regarded TV shows in a picture that's significantly less-well-written than any random episode of any of those shows you could name. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
No Score Yet Before the Dying of the Light (2021) Even for viewers with little grounding in Moroccan history, Essafi's film offers an inspiring view of a roiling period of artistic exploration. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
97% Wojnarowicz (2021) It works. Shatteringly. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
69% Happily (2021) The movie wants to do too many things, and grows diffuse. This is a not uncommon glitch with first features; one hopes and expects Grabinski will deliver something more focused next time. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
75% Honeydew (2021) The showiness is finished, so to speak, with a misanthropy likely inspired by the 1974 "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," but miles more callow than that film. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
2/4 96% Stray (2021) Lo wants to make a point, obviously, but I came out of this picture with some questions. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
3/4 73% Boss Level (2021) Boss Level compensates for its overstuffed scenario and relentless derivativeness -- actually, it makes you stop caring about its relentless derivativeness -- with concentrated fast pacing and breakneck action. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
No Score Yet Truth or Consequences (2020) Disquieting in a way the filmmaker might not have intended. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
23% Chaos Walking (2021) The metaphors and what we'll call the noise-to-signal ratio aside, "Chaos Walking" is standard issue roughing-it-in-a-dystopia stuff. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
36% Cherry (2021) Eventually "Cherry" breaks free enough of its influences to present a credible, at times harrowing, American addiction tragedy. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
67% My Zoe (2021) Delpy writes these characters with such depth, and stages their interactions with such sensitivity, that you understand them without necessarily approving of them. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
92% Days of the Bagnold Summer (2021) A coming-of-age story that aspires to winsomeness and wisdom, but only gets so far. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
53% Silk Road (2021) In many respects, "Silk Road" is an excellent examination of why you should probably never date, or maybe even socialize with, a libertarian. It comes up short in almost every other way, though. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
3/4 96% Dead Pigs (2018) Yan's debut as a writer/director is a mostly sturdily constructed, and deftly edited, series of 'meanwhiles,' a sprawling narrative of loosely and closely connected people whose lives intertwine in a variety of ways. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
11% Breaking News in Yuba County (2021) [An] amoral, repellent bag of sick... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
70% Land (2021) While "Land" sometimes leans too hard on conventional signifiers (the rootsy music score is predictably somber), it's a distinctive, strong picture. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
68% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) The movie's slick sensory overload... doesn't disguise its fundamentally glib approach. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
90% Rams (2021) Directed with a genial breeziness by Jeremy Sims, the movie negotiates emotional downshift and uplift with confidence. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
88% The Dig (2021) To its credit, this consistently interesting and at times engrossing picture declines to strike any of its notes with a hammer. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
87% Supernova (2021) As performers, Tucci and Firth embody the best kind of masculinity, which has been missing from popular culture for so long that we've forgotten what it looks like. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
2/4 No Score Yet Born a Champion (2021) Flanery and Ranarivelo lay the groundwork for all the plot turns pretty well, but of course the destination is predictable. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
97% Atlantis (2019) Vasyanovych and his actors manage to make this parable both heartening and stupefying. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2021
62% The Salt of Tears (Le sel des larmes) (2021) Renato Berta's cinematography lends an expansiveness to its ordinary settings, both urban and semirural. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021
2/4 36% Outside the Wire (2021) The visual effects are decent, the cast is better than decent, and that's all, folks. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
69% Don't Tell a Soul (2021) With every pout, Whitehead seems to puff with pride, as if to say "Here I reveal yet another terrible aspect of the American Character." - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
No Score Yet Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets (2021) The movie gets so drunk on its stylistic affectations (and unfunny attempts at cerebral comedy) that by the time it sobers up to take James's mental health seriously, it's too little, too late. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
73% Blizzard of Souls (The Rifleman) (Dveselu putenis) (2019) Its good-taste approach to warfare, along with its treacly music score by Lolita Ritmanis, underscores what seems its main reason for being: a relentless "Go, Latvia!" agenda... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
94% Beautiful Something Left Behind (2020) "Beautiful Something Left Behind" is a simple, elegant documentary about children coping with... heartbreaking loss, at a facility designed especially for them. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
93% Herself (2021) This is a feminist movie with a Sisyphean dimension that's disquietingly universal. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
84% Pinocchio (2020) This new cinematic imagining of Carlo Collodi's classic fantasy tale is alternately enchanting and befuddling. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
3/4 94% Dear Comrades! (2021) A fascinating, irony-steeped portrait of a soul who's been hardened by her trauma, to the extent that she embraces its architects. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
1/4 94% Hunter Hunter (2020) I like cheap exploitation as much as the next guy, but not when it tries to disguise itself with transparently insincere humanist indie trappings. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
43% Fatale (2020) While this latter-day noir never builds up the froth of lurid delirium that brings genre pictures into a headier dimension, it's got enough juice to hold your attention. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
70% The Last Blockbuster (2020) [A] pleasant but ultimately inconsequential movie... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
75% Wander Darkly (2020) Adrienne and Matteo are, even as insular indie couples go, poorly developed. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
2.5/4 75% Archenemy (2020) Rather improbably, and in part due to Joe Manganiello's very committed performance as Max, the movie does build up its own slightly trippy head of steam. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
30% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) A romantic comedy/drama whose tone ping-pongs from grave to lyrical to absurdist willy-nilly, and hits all those registers at fortissimo volume. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
50% A Dog Called Money (2020) Harvey is detail-oriented, good-humored, intimately involved and encouraging of her fellow musicians. The tunes she crafts for the resulting record are intricate and eclectic, but still honor the raw directness of her early work. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
95% To the Ends of the Earth (Tabi no Owari Sekai no Hajimari) (2020) Kurosawa's command of film form gives the movie an embracing magnetism despite its seeming thinness of plot. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
2/4 46% Wander (2020) [Wander] is kind of a drag at times, despite the energy director Mullen puts into the scenario's depiction. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
97% Billie (2020) If "Billie" gives short shrift to its subject's artistry while underscoring her life's squalor, it still offers pockets of valuable insight. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
96% Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan (2020) The director Julien Temple - who has excellent documentaries on the Sex Pistols, Joe Strummer and other galvanic musicians under his belt - is very good at this sort of thing. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020