Ken Eisner Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ken Eisner

Ken Eisner

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Ken Eisner's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Georgia Straight, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% The World's End (2013) "Until it bogs down in multiple endings that could have been trimmed or even dropped, it operates as a surprisingly piercing metaphor for everyone's central fear while facing middle age, that of being replaced. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 14, 2016
89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) "Tarantino's tight script is playfully sharp in all languages. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 14, 2016
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "The search to nail down exact return policies on modern relationships drives both the humour and the edgy parts of Maggie's Plan, which features faultless delivery of beautifully entangled dialogue from writer-director Rebecca Miller. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 10, 2016
34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "Cinematic sleight of hand tricks can't obscure the trouble brewing in the more than two hours of Now You See Me 2, which eventually succumbs to fatal sequelitis. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 10, 2016
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "The references to rap and EDM may be recent, but the spirit of Spinal Tap animates Popstar, as it does most mock-docs. Here, it's right down to Sarah Silverman channelling Fran Drescher from the original, as the feisty, in-house publicist. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 8, 2016
81% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) "Get your weird on with Belladonna of Sadness, a meticulously restored edition of an analogue treasure from 1973 -- one that has only ever travelled here by infamous reputation. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 2, 2016
52% Lolo (2016) "It's shocking to see Delpy come up with a comedy as amateurishly awful as Lolo. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 2, 2016
82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "The movie has some redundant scenes and many passages that are held too long, but these tales do go for baroque, and it's all done with so much old-school verve, you have to get entranced by at least some of it. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 2, 2016
89% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) "Formally intriguing and gorgeous to look at, Mountains May Depart is a curiously challenging experience. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Jun 1, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) "Meekly mustachioed Ryan Gosling and a Russell Crowe slowly morphing into John Goodman make consistently amusing anti-buddies. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 25, 2016
81% Sunset Song (2016) "The famously tuneful director allows glimmers of real emotion to surface only when people start singing, while the remaining drama falls flat. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 25, 2016
100% Truman "The title character of this perfectly scaled chamber piece is a dog who connects the main threads of the story. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 25, 2016
89% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) "The story elements are fairly well balanced, but it's hard to shake off the feeling that, even in a philosophical fantasy world, women remain mere distant helpmates, and men do all the fun stuff. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 25, 2016
98% Love & Friendship (2016) "L&F's burnished cinematography and elegant performances offer a droll soulfulness that embodies everything we still love, and like, about Jane Austen. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 25, 2016
90% A Bigger Splash (2016) "So now that you've been prepped, go ahead and dive in. Just don't pretend there's actual water in the pool. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 19, 2016
No Score Yet League of Exotique Dancers "Even the most outlandish, oak-aged figures here reward the time spent with them as they ponder various stages of the sometimes sexy pantomime called life. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 19, 2016
62% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) "Their dialogue sometimes feels forced, but the movie comes alive whenever the screen yields to Irons and his pained dissections of life's elusive formulations. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 18, 2016
95% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "he superb film's ending is so primordial you'll know it's about far more than livestock and sibling rivalry. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 18, 2016
98% Mustang (2015) "Too bad Mustang didn't screen sooner, because it is certainly one of the best films of 2015. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 12, 2016
89% Dheepan (2016) "The superb first half of this fish-in-two-waters drama is so packed with fresh, tender insights, it's a shock when the art-house-aimed Dheepan suddenly goes full Neeson. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 11, 2016
100% Natasha "The aspirations and heartbreak of the immigrant experience are captured with bittersweet precision in Natasha. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 5, 2016
84% The Meddler (2016) "Struggles to find the right balance of amused detachment and deeper exploration of family dynamics. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 4, 2016
No Score Yet Disorder (2006) "Director Alice Winocour displayed a keen eye for female power issues in her script for the Oscar-nominated Turkish film Mustang. In Disorder, she tries to shoehorn politics into a routine genre outing, and both come up short. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 4, 2016
7% Mother's Day (2016) "Marshall really should have called this mess Grandmother's Day, because it's aimed at people who haven't seen a movie since 1972. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted May 4, 2016
92% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) "Fans of Terrence Malick and timeless images of nature and space should catch The Pearl Button, a leisurely but pointed meditation on human history. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 28, 2016
97% Sing Street (2016) "The music-minded filmmaker is on surer ground in Sing Street, with his own Irish upbringing viewed through wish-fulfillment goggles. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 28, 2016
70% Too Late (2016) "This thing is mildly tasty, but no one will say it's organic. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 28, 2016
80% Viva (2016) "Since it's already subtitled, and the filmmakers speak English, it's truly hard to understand why the movie provides no translation of the highly charged songs that Viva and others perform nightly. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 28, 2016
97% The Dark Horse (2016) "The Dark Horse takes us intriguingly deep into subcultures we might not otherwise know. Unfortunately, it uses storytelling devices so overly familiar and so flatly executed, they blunt what we see. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 27, 2016
71% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Only vaguely satisfying. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 20, 2016
79% The First Monday in May (2016) "Attended by all the Clooneys, Hathaways, and Kardashians you could ever want to watch, Monday's big night is shot with such intimate detail, you'll feel like you were there -- without having to worry about what to wear. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 20, 2016
83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "Sally Field and the rest do a surprisingly good job here of playing people who have never existed on this planet, and probably never will. Unfortunately, Hello, My Name Is Doris is not a sci-fi movie. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 20, 2016
14% The People Garden "The movie's a very long 82 minutes, but would be a lot shorter without the lingering cigarette shots. Well, the actors needed something to do while staring into the middle distance. If only the audience was so lucky. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 18, 2016
33% No Men Beyond This Point (2016) "Led by Kristine Cofsky, the large cast is good at being deadpan. Then again, there's not much life to this movie. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 14, 2016
88% One Floor Below "In its quiet accretion of everyday details, with key events happening off-screen or on the obscure margins, the beautifully shot tale is equal parts Dostoyevsky and Chantal Akerman. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 13, 2016
87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "[Linklater's] skeptical but essentially optimistic view of human nature shines almost effortlessly on Everybody Wants Some!! " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 13, 2016
73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Of all the music bios sprung on us lately, Don Cheadle's study of late-period Miles Davis comes closest to capturing the POV of a major artist, even if it's one in decline. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 13, 2016
84% Midnight Special (2016) "After laboriously creating the paranoid world of the Ranch in the film's strong first hour, Nichols never returns to it. You leave the theatre wondering what else he forgot, or didn't quite think through. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 7, 2016
88% Francofonia (2016) "It's fascinating stuff, full of arcane asides and visual puns. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 6, 2016
21% I Saw the Light (2016) "A movie that takes the bare skeleton of Williams's life and strips it of muscle, meaning, and context. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Apr 6, 2016
81% Chi-Raq (2015) "Ultimately, this is neither tragedy nor farce. Anybody know the Greek word for boredom? " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 30, 2016
100% Le coeur de madame Sabali "A quirky treat on many levels, this one may leave you scratching your head at times, but it's got plenty of heart. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 30, 2016
88% No Home Movie (2016) "The film, shot entirely on low-grade digital cameras and rarely framed for beauty, is stingy with rewards. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 30, 2016
97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) "The cleverly made Cemetery is packed with so much wry humour, gentle mystery, and strange beauty almost anyone would enjoy spending some time there. Some. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 30, 2016
67% Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame (2016) "This generally pleasurable doc is a little wonky in presenting that chronology, but you eventually piece together his story. And it certainly succeeds as a study in obsession. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 29, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "Despite their eagerness to work with him, Malick has an uncanny ability to expose the limits of even the best performers. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 29, 2016
86% Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony (2013) "The film rarely lets you contemplate the music without competition from strong images, and another five or so minutes could have offered background to the work itself. But like Beethoven's, this Ninth leaves you wanting more. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 24, 2016
88% Born To Be Blue (2016) "Ethan Hawke doesn't exactly resemble young Chet Baker... But in Born to Be Blue he fully conveys the fragile apartness that marked Baker's art and persona. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 23, 2016
58% The Program (2016) "The Program is a solid primer to this fascinating rise-and-fall saga -- one offering far-reaching implications about corruption in sports and celebrity culture. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 18, 2016
33% The Bronze (2016) "The movie's funnier than it has any right to be, given the crudity of its running jokes. But The Bronze becomes more interesting when it quiets down for Greggory's burgeoning friendship with a goofy gym owner played by Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 18, 2016
No Score Yet Circus Without Borders "This Circus certainly gets across the notion that art and human connection are our most renewable resources. " ‐ Georgia Straight
Posted Mar 17, 2016
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