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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
100% On Her Shoulders (2018) Alexandria Bombach's direction and editing are exceptional; she captures images that are both subtle and formidable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
94% The Sentence (2018) By making you feel deeply for his sister and her children, Valdez has fashioned his film to make the lapses less glaring.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
No Score Yet Bikini Moon (2018) "Bikini" is parts mockumentary, satire, dark drama and, in at least one scene, bizarre fantasy. Often, the exceptional cast saves the project from exhaustion.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
81% Sadie (2018) You're likely to believe Sadie more than you believe "Sadie."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
80% A Crooked Somebody (2018) Often uncomfortable and all the better for it, "A Crooked Somebody" doesn't mind watching its characters squirm a little. That's tough for them but good for us in this highly enjoyable thriller.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
40% Shine (2018) The salsa scenes are the main draw here, and while the camerawork is unremarkable - zoom in, then pull back, then repeat - the energy stays high.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
38% Cruise (2018) It's true - you've seen many films like this before. Yet every so often, "Cruise" helps you remember when and why you first watched them.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
No Score Yet Goyo: The Boy General (2018) A serviceable biopic centering on Gregorio del Pilar, who fought United States forces during the Philippine-American War.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
100% Call Her Ganda (2018) "My life has value," Ms. Laude once declared. She was right, and this film takes that truth to heart.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
63% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) A post-apocalyptic tale with a late plot twist that feels as if it comes out of left field. And right field. And center field, the stands and the dugout, too.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Letter from Masanjia (2018) It's an important story, made more intense by its tight focus.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
65% American Chaos (2018) "Passion beats pragmatism," Mr. Stern says, summing up what he sees on his travels. Indeed, the message here is the same for both sides, for elections to come: Those who harness that passion gain the power.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
83% Active Measures (2018) It's a lot to take in, as names and numbers zip by, yet missing some of its points may be healthy. To explore every moment is to risk overdosing on outrage.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
No Score Yet The Rest I Make Up (2018) A fine ode to the excitement that Off Off Broadway theater once generated, and a wistful look at an ailing artist as she contemplates her life.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
71% Do You Trust this Computer? (2018) A sleek and engaging watch.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
100% The Bleeding Edge (2018) Mr. Dick smartly summarizes complex procedures and cites exasperating statistics.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Giddy with in-jokes, meta-moments and quick asides, "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies" is funny enough that you may just forgive its annoyingly placed exclamation point.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
79% The Workers Cup (2018) Sure, it's possible that this...missed a few opportunities to make a point. Yet it's just as likely that this director is letting you reach your own tough conclusions.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
40% The Doctor from India (2018) Ambiguous claims involving spirituality and a sort of interpersonal energy transference are unsupported, and there's an underlying implication that doubters are just spoilsports.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
42% In Darkness (2018) Ms. Dormer and the cast remain dedicated to the story, and that helps the audience do the same. Still, even if you don't entirely agree with where they've taken you, the ride alone is worth your time.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
0% Dark Crimes (2018) A good story gets stuck in a puddle of mood in "Dark Crimes," a film that strays from its fascinating source - a real-life murder case - into a less successful attempt at noir.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
91% The Most Unknown (2018) You walk out of "The Most Unknown" knowing a little more than you did, and with the sense there's so much more you don't.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
27% Breaking In (2018) A paint-by-the-numbers plot still leads to an entertaining picture in "Breaking In." Here, you get what you expect, but it's a little better than you may have anticipated.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
60% Anything (2018) Even when I didn't believe "Anything," I bought it. That's a testament to a lead actor whose performance rings emotionally true despite a good-hearted script that can seem a stretch.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
85% Mountain (2018) For those terrified of heights, "Mountain" will be a nonstop nightmare. Yet big scares are a small price for the awe-inspiring footage you'll see. A‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
100% Becoming Who I Was (2018) The filmmakers rarely delve into the spiritual aspects of the story, but that's O.K. You don't have to believe in Padma and Urgain's religion to believe in them.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
100% The Test & The Art of Thinking (2018) It's a film that doggedly questions an exam that affects the futures of millions and feeds the fortunes of several big industries.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
100% After Auschwitz (2018) Jon Kean, the director, chose the material wisely and doesn't shy from severe images. He and his team also have good ears for anecdotes.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
37% An Ordinary Man (2018) A head-scratcher that ends with a shoulder-shrug, "An Ordinary Man" feels like a scene-study exercise in which two actors invest full measures in a script that's only half finished.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
73% After Louie (2018) Some stronger filmmaking would be welcome, sure, but "After Louie" has an honesty that's often just as valuable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
100% Summer in the Forest (2018) "Summer in the Forest" is an extraordinarily tender documentary that asks what it means to be human. Here, even the most gentle scenes raise mighty questions.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
60% Ramen Heads (2018) Over-narrated and self-serious, this documentary allows its good intentions to pave the way to a tepid tale.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
100% Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine (2018) During military battles, bullets whiz by and explosions shake the cameras. Nerve-racking scenes follow Ukraine's extraordinarily bold volunteer soldiers.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
100% Seeing Allred (2018) A documentary that's remarkably engaging despite treating its rough-and-tumble hero with kid gloves.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
No Score Yet Shot in the Dark (2017) Dashed hopes, breathless victories and painful regrets make up "Shot in the Dark," a documentary that has the rhythm of some spare yet deeply felt street poetry.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
78% Kangaroo (2018) The filmmakers are determined to sound a wake-up siren, and they blast it here with extra strength.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
80% My Coffee with Jewish Friends (2018) No matter the topic, Mr. Kirchheimer keeps "My Coffee With Jewish Friends" accessible, and cerebral without a shred of pretension.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
77% In the Land of Pomegranates (2018) Everyone interviewed in this sobering documentary - Israeli or Palestinian - agrees that something must be done to stop the bloodshed in their land. But even talking about solutions proves problematic.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
58% The New Radical (2017) For such a cerebral documentary, "The New Radical" packs a wicked punch.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
92% Intent to Destroy (2017) While there may be no completely dispassionate way to discuss its topic - the Armenian genocide - the film's balance of emotion and composure helps make its stories even stronger.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
100% A River Below (2017) The truth turns into a tangled mess in "A River Below," a bold and urgent documentary whose seemingly straightforward story quickly runs awry.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
75% 11/8/16 (2017) The film remains engaging for its stories, and is likely to be more instructive in the future, when passions have cooled. Judging by most people here, that won't be soon.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
No Score Yet Mully (2017) "Mully" isn't much in the way of cinema. But its courageous subject makes this documentary's shortcomings easier to overlook.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
95% Tempestad (2016) Nightmarish stories intertwine with dreamy visuals to create an unsettling, and strangely entrancing, film in "Tempestad."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
100% The Departure (2017) Like a haiku, "The Departure" weighs its words carefully. But silences, too, play a vital role here.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
100% Diamond Island (2016) "Diamond Island" feels like a little dream; a film that, at the end, you don't finish as much as awaken from.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
96% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) Though this film doesn't give definitive answers on what happened to Ms. Johnson, it keeps her memory alive. That itself is a victory over indifference.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
89% Walking Out (2017) Even when its plot starts to sag, "Walking Out" remains beautiful to watch.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
79% Realive (2017) Like a "Black Mirror" episode combined with a philosophy seminar, "Realive" has plenty of brains. Yet it has a heart, too, and that adds a surprising amount of emotion to this above-average science-fiction film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
86% Blood Stripe (2017) The script relies on subtext and Ms. Nowlin's expressions to convey her condition. She's up to the task; even in the many silent moments, she's compelling.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017