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Ken Jaworowski

Ken Jaworowski
Ken Jaworowski's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet All The Rage (Saved By Sarno) (2017) "All the Rage" overrides most of its shortcomings by keeping a breezy tone and by showing Dr. Sarno to be a convincing speaker, as well as an affable and somewhat crusty character.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
100% Paulina (La patota) (2017) As stinging as a slap in the face, "Paulina" feels as if it's waking you from a stupor, then shaking you, demanding that you ask yourself some impossible questions about idealism and justice.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
No Score Yet F(l)ag Football (2017) It should go without saying, but Mr. Greenleaf knows it's worth showing: On the field and off, we are all so much alike.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
No Score Yet From the Ashes (2017) Michael Bonfiglio, the film's director, provides a concise overview of the issues.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
44% Vincent N Roxxy (2017) Aspirations matter, and the cast members remain dedicated to their brooding roles as the script admirably reaches for emotions it only sometimes captures.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
92% Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (2017) Joe Piscatella, the director, dives in immediately to set a speedy pace. He also provides a quick summary of Hong Kong's recent history, and looks to the future.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
100% Legion of Brothers (2017) You'll have to wade through several topics to get to the heart of "Legion of Brothers," but once you're there, some intense stories make the effort worthwhile.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
97% Burden (2017) True, discussions of art tend to be subjective and open-ended. But these works were made to be debated with a passion that is sometimes lacking here.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
55% Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (2017) This documentary serves as a feature-length advertisement for the artist, and is about as daring as a billboard for skim milk.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
No Score Yet The Penguin Counters (2017) Here's what sounds like one dud job: calculating bird populations in Antarctica. But here's what that work has inspired: one swell documentary.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
92% Finding Oscar (2017) The barbarity described in "Finding Oscar" is stomach-turning, but moments of courage still shine through in this unsettling yet vital documentary.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
83% Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back (2017) The art is the star and Ms. Axelrod features plenty of it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
100% Tickling Giants (2017) There's a lot to laugh at, and to learn from, in "Tickling Giants," a documentary that starts off by telling the story of one man and ends up speaking volumes about satire, freedom of expression and political pressure.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
100% Uncertain (2017) A very fine film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
100% Love & Taxes (2017) If there aren't many big laughs here, there are enough smiles to make the time pass pleasantly enough.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
75% Stray Bullets (2017) Mr. Fessenden's ambition is admirable, and there's more than a little raw skill on display. If this, his first feature, isn't always worth recommending, his talents are certainly worth encouraging.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
43% Ali and Nino (2016) "Ali and Nino" aspires to epicness and comes pretty close to getting there.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
100% Asperger's Are Us (2016) "Asperger's Are Us" rarely stretches to be funny or poignant or touching, and that makes this documentary all the more of each.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
84% The Ivory Game (2016) While more information on the animals and their ecosystems is needed, the stakes described here are immense, as is the sorrow over majestic creatures massacred only so that their tusks can be made into baubles.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
No Score Yet Ivory. A Crime Story (2016) This roughly constructed yet passionate documentary isn't shy about showing the massacre of elephants or about calling out the groups implicit in the killings. That bluntness and courage usually overrides the uneven filmmaking.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
No Score Yet Thank You for Your Service (2016) Scenes ... make you want to scream in frustration at the bureaucracy faced by combat veterans seeking mental health services.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
100% The Uncondemned (2016) While this sober documentary about rape during wartime treats those words and its subject with the required gravity, there are also moments of inspiration.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
95% Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016) It's hard not to be inspired by a life this well lived.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
100% Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) A documentary that is as rewarding as this artist's work.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
60% Mirzya (2016) Sure, the filmmakers overdo their work. But it's all in the service of love, and somehow that makes it O.K.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
94% Among the Believers (2016) While it is maddening to see the aversion to open-minded education by Mr. Aziz ("'Progressive thought' is dying," he declares, pleased), we also see the stark poverty that leaves others with few choices but to follow him.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
29% Passage to Mars (2016) Take "Ice Road Truckers," mix it with "The Martian" and blend in a book of verse, and you've got something that resembles "Passage to Mars," a beguiling documentary that's concerned as much with images as it is with information.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
100% The Age of Shadows (2016) For this director, exposition can't hold a candle to elegantly staged shootouts. And who can blame him. He knows his strengths.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
83% Closet Monster (2016) Connor Jessup wonderfully inhabits the teenage Oscar, who observes others while trying to find himself. Aaron Abrams, as his father, and Aliocha Schneider and Sofia Banzhaf, as friends, are just as multilayered.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
100% Silicon Cowboys (2016) You won't walk away with a degree in business or psychology after watching "Silicon Cowboys." But this documentary leaves you with a curious feeling that you've earned college credit in both, and gotten a few laughs as well.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
100% Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (2016) "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War" is a generic documentary about two people who were anything but. Yet even when the film wanes, its subjects still come across as remarkable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
100% Landfill Harmonic (2016) The story behind "Landfill Harmonic" is so good that even some imperfect filmmaking can't hold it back.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
64% Antibirth (2016) [A] trauma that only people who have experienced it can truly comprehend.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
86% The Academy of Muses (La academia de las musas) (2016) There are several ways to look at these scenes. But all you really have to do is listen.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
92% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016) Floyd Norman doesn't think he's special. Many others know differently, and for those who need more proof, "Floyd Norman: An Animated Life" is delighted to supply it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
38% Is That You? (2016) Like a funny friend in a melancholy mood, this film has humor at its center, even during its saddest scenes.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
No Score Yet Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA (2016) "Making a Killing" generates a disgust that can't be shaken.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
87% The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer) (2016) From start to finish, it's absorbing.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
61% The Lost Arcade (2016) art scrappy, part sweet and wholly enjoyable, "The Lost Arcade" is a love letter to a vanished piece of New York, and a little wish for the future.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
86% Citizen Soldier (2016) The tension in "Citizen Soldier" is enough to make you gnaw through your fingernails.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
No Score Yet For A Few Bullets (2016) With its charming actors, "For a Few Bullets," directed by Pan Anzi, has its heart in the right place, I suppose. Where its head is, though, I can't quite say.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
88% Garnet's Gold (2016) Approaching the story for the traditional trappings - narrative, action, even logic - is to ensure disappointment. But look to it for beauty and lyricism, and you may find a deeper satisfaction.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
88% Indian Point (2016) "Indian Point" is a good overview of the issues, with insights into the problems of regulating the industry.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
33% Enemy Territory (Septembers Of Shiraz) (2016) It's a movie whose good heart is outweighed by its heavy hand.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
71% The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) (2016) [An] expertly plotted Nordic noir.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
92% The Absent One (Fasandraeberne) (2016) Mikkel Norgaard, the director, propels the story by smartly sticking to the formula he used in the previous film: hints of menace, gorgeously shadowed shots and long flashbacks.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
100% A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P) (2016) Sure, you could point out a few shortcomings here and there. But those sins are easy to overlook.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) If the screen went dark during "The Music of Strangers," that would be a disappointment. But if the sound failed, that would be a tragedy.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
100% Germans & Jews (2016) Don't expect simple answers in "Germans & Jews." Just prepare for formidable questions. Those are the real reasons to see this incisive documentary.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
71% Holy Hell (2016) Mr. Allen has made an engrossing and tense documentary, though his insider knowledge is sometimes a hindrance.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016