Ken Eisner Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ken Eisner

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2018) To see the taciturn Cunningham laugh out loud at the memory of his old friend makes it more than worthwhile.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
93% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) References to other genres and pop-culture artifacts abound, making the beautifully shot film's 135 minutes move faster, if not always coherently. ‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
100% The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2018) The Gallic shrug in these voices only adds plus de charme.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
96% Thunder Road (2018) The fragility of masculine performance is being interrogated here, although no one articulates this, fortunately. ‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
86% Colette (2018) Crucially, this witty Colette never fails to entertain in its own right.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A dog's breakfast that is supremely enjoyable for the first hour at least. Unfortunately, Bad Times at the El Royale is 141 minutes long.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
100% ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch (2018) These globe-trotting Canadians-with their backgrounds in filmmaking, large-scale photography, and cinematography-are not so agenda-driven that they can't see the raw majesty of these impacts.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
88% All About Nina (2018) If you want to talk about stars being born, consider Mary Elizabeth Winstead's performance as the title character in All About Nina.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) This update is less anguished, has better songs and, even at 135 minutes, is actually shorter than the last two.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
98% Science Fair (2018) It's sheer pleasure to meet so many young people-and even more crucially, their teachers-who dedicate their knowledge to improving life for the whole planet.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
79% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) His j'accuse at 100 million Americans who didn't bother to vote in 2016 rings loud, clear, and now.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
85% The Wife (2018) Manages to be both soothingly old-fashioned and oddly of the moment, even if it is set in the 1990s and before.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
100% C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005) An intimate story told on an epic scale, C.R.A.Z.Y. is a delightfully satisfying mix of the particular and the universal, with enough dark shading to ward off sentimentality.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) The final sequence makes for unforgettable cinema.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
100% Letter from Masanjia (2018) Multiple layers of irony wipe any sweetness away.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
82% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) The director isn't really interested in forgiveness, and heads doggedly toward a deterministic ending that feels more cynical than illuminating.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
98% The Cakemaker (2018) The movie is good at (very) slowly turning up the heat, but a lot of it comes out half-baked.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
82% My Generation (2017) A terrifically entertaining overview of how colour came to drab postwar Britain.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
50% Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle (2017) Aggressively crowd-pleasing... Entertaining enough to encourage the suspension of critical faculties for just about 90 minutes.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) There's a heavy, hollowed-out kind of hope at the heart of this on-the-fly exercise in visual diary-keeping.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
100% Becoming Who I Was (2018) We get to enjoy some breathtaking cinematography in elevated climes.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
90% We the Animals (2018) The characters mostly remain ciphers, with the sole female figure exerting little influence on dreamlike events. Even the animation is static.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
97% 1945 (2017) 1945 manages to work itself toward a darkly poetic finish.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
78% Breath (2018) A coming-of-age story without the Stand by Me sentimentality, Breath is a refreshingly original take on boyhood and on surf-movie tropes. ‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
89% The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2018) Frankly, it takes enough effort just to keep up with the pretty colours.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
92% Support the Girls (2018) Full of funny, lovable performances.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
93% Nico, 1988 (2018) Although not everything in Nico, 1988 clicks, it's still a radically different way to imagine a film biography.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
No Score Yet Wall (2017) Like Waltz With Bashir and other, more recent abstractions of the region's bizarre history, Wall is an animated take on real-life events.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
79% Cielo (2017) Creates celestial images to rival those in The Tree of Life.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
82% Puzzle (2018) Surprising is the director's lack of interest in making the jigsaw metaphor a jumping-off point for deeper thoughts or creative visuals. The biggest head-scratcher in this Puzzle is why it got made.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
100% McQueen (2018) Darkly compelling... spectacular footage.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Curly-haired newcomer Laia Artigas, only eight when this was made, holds her own against an experienced adult cast.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
90% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) [A] rousing portrait of someone who knows where all the boners were buried.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
77% The King (2018) The new doc includes too many generic shots of aircraft carriers, skyscrapers, and other totems of power.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
93% Angels Wear White (2018) The subject sounds heavy, but writer-director Vivian Qu, following her superb debut, Trap Street, is more poet than social activist.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) A low-key slice-of-girlhood for viewers who found Lady Bird too commercial.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
84% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) The movie is a cool-headed meditation on the limits of our ability to judge others, and ourselves.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
97% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) [An] intimate, emotional, and surprisingly small-scaled profile.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
No Score Yet The Accountant of Auschwitz (2018) Packs a lot of history and unhappily relevant moral issues into its swift 75 minutes.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Notably lacking in variety and surprise.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Strangers gradually pulls you down this discomfiting rabbit hole, and for once even the obligatory re-creations make sense.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
100% On the Seventh Day (En el Séptimo Día) (2018) Beautifully told, without a hint of Hollywood gloss.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
52% Boundaries (2018) Clueless and lacking in laughs.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
63% Uncle Drew (2018) A surprisingly sluggish movie.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
No Score Yet Design Canada (2018) An appropriately well-ordered intro to a subject almost all Canadians have thought about.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
97% Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2018) It might seem a polemic passing as a folktale.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
90% Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2018) Lovingly crafted, if sometimes overly contrived.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
79% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) Many sequences-of fashion-show preps, or working in her studio with sometimes browbeaten underlings-are incredibly intimate.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
89% American Animals (2018) The film offers a window into the millennial advent of purely nihilistic materialism.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
71% Paper Year (2018) Their problems are numbingly generic, while the couple's SoCal setting and career aspirations add nothing of special significance to this tale of wandering eyes and untested convictions.‐ Georgia Straight
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018