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Kenji Fujishima

Kenji Fujishima

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Kenji Fujishima's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Brooklyn Magazine, Movie Mezzanine, Paste Magazine, Slant Magazine, The Playlist, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 78% Equity (2016) "The film ultimately succeeds in offering a fresh female-centered perspective on its genre material. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2016
6.9/10 100% Don't Think Twice (2016) "Despite its miscalculations, Don't Think Twice does leave a bitter, lingering aftertaste. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 19, 2016
92% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) "All one needs is a close-up of Suzu's face euphorically looking skyward, eyes closed, as she rides on a road surrounded by cherry blossoms to grasp the laudable humanity at the heart of Kore-eda's patient, warmhearted worldview. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 8, 2016
5.3/10 39% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) "Mike, Dave, Tatiana and Alice come off as more quirk repositories than flesh-and-blood people, which flattens the film's insistent attempts at redeeming them towards the end. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2016
2.5/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "The film's messy pile-up of comic diversions can be exhilarating in the moment-the chaos of an id given free rein. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2016
2/4 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) "It prides disreputable genre thrills at the expense of making coherent points about class inequalities, political exploitation, or man's inhumanity. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2016
7.5/10 99% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "Hunt for the Wilderpeople is ultimately disarming in its innocent sincerity. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2016
8/10 65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "Swiss Army Man is a work that feels positively lawless. Witness with amazement what bizarrely heartfelt splendors its creators will come up with next. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2016
81% The Phenom (2016) "The film touches on the effects of a culture that puts too much emphasis on winning and money at the expense of simple healthy competition. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2016
5.5/10 49% Genius (2016) "Without fundamentally establishing such stakes, the film's attempt to dramatize the interpersonal conflict between Wolfe and Perkins remains at best lifelessly theoretical. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2016
93% King Jack (2016) "It's a tribute to Thompson's humane sensitivity to character detail that its concluding jolt of affirmation feels fully, inspirationally earned. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 7, 2016
89% The Witness (2016) "Gripping, painfully personal, and deeply humane " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2016
2.5/4 84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) "It resonates as a portrait of artists trying to figure out their own paths toward making valuable contributions to the world. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 5, 2016
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "The film's lampooning of a business built on pure surface extends to its riotous original songs. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2016
40% Honeyglue (2016) "So busy jerking tears and ladling on the whimsy that it can't even be bothered to make its leads halfway believable as people. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 31, 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "there's no soul to any of it: not in its wholly unsurprising plot twists; not in its noisy action set pieces; and certainly not in the performances " ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Posted May 23, 2016
B- 100% Under the Gun (2016) "Thankfully more prominent are the moments when Soechtig and Couric are willing to acknowledge the nuances within both sides of the debate. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 16, 2016
8/10 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "As necessarily discomfiting as it is gleefully droll. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/4 72% Last Days In The Desert (2016) "It's never made clear how witnessing a family deal with their specific issues affects Jesus's own perspective on his destiny. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 9, 2016
6.9/10 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "These characters and their predicaments become more involving the longer we observe their interactions, picking up clues to their past, scrutinizing their faces and words to get a sense of their feelings toward each other. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 4, 2016
71% Those People (2016) "Instead of the clinical detachment implied by the title Those People, writer-director Joey Kuhn bathes his first feature in warm compassion. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 4, 2016
5.1/10 89% Dheepan (2016) "In the end, Dheepan's climax doesn't so much inspire a feeling of hard-won satisfaction as it exudes a disappointing whiff of a huge missed opportunity. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 3, 2016
14% Mr. Church "More galling than the film's litany of melodramatic banalities is its regressive view of race relations. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2016
7/10 84% The Meddler (2016) "Susan Sarandon is magnificent as doting, well-intentioned mother Marnie Minervini in The Meddler, infusing the character with magnetism while still allowing us to grasp the neediness that fuels her behavior, for better and for worse. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2016
No Score Yet The Phenom "The film touches on the effects of a culture that puts too much emphasis on winning and money at the expense of simple healthy competition. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2016
80% All We Had "More earnest than remarkable, but with its heart in the right place. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 18, 2016
92% Always Shine "Sophia Takal is less interested in Ingmar Bergman's brand of heavy philosophical inquiry than in horror-movie-like tension. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 18, 2016
17% Nerdland "The film exudes a self-satisfied smugness in its unvaried focus on the worst of human behavior. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 18, 2016
80% The Fixer "Ian Olds's film is essentially a standard backwoods noir tale given a topical twist. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2016
86% Contemporary Color "Think of it as the Ross brothers' experimental film, with the dance routines allowing them to try out different forms of purely visual spectacle in ways that are occasionally intoxicating and inventive. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2016
9% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) (2016) "This latest omnibus in producer Emmanuel Benbihy's "Cities of Love" franchise might leave viewers wondering whether these needed to be set in Rio de Janeiro at all. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 14, 2016
7.2/10 91% Green Room (2016) "The lean, mean Green Room stands as one of the best B-movie genre exercises in many years -- whether it adds up to anything more than just a brilliantly done rollercoaster ride is more debatable. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/4 97% Sing Street (2016) "All traces of grit from John Carney's earlier films have been scrubbed away in favor of relentlessly crowd-pleasing slickness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2016
6.8/10 53% Demolition (2016) "Through all the seemingly crazy human behavior in Demolition, Vallée manages a tricky balancing act, inhabiting Davis's feverish perspective while also standing outside of it. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2016
B+ 81% The Girlfriend Experience: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "If you're willing to bridge the distance the filmmakers impose, the show exerts an icy fascination. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 5, 2016
88% Francofonia (2016) "Sokurov's film is filled-to-bursting with passion and ideas - consistently fascinating, thought-provoking and beautiful to behold. I look forward to parsing its many layers in subsequent viewings. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Mar 30, 2016
68% Darling (2016) "Darling's derivative feeling isn't helped by Keating's decision to shoot the film in black-and-white and include anachronistic period details. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 29, 2016
1/4 71% Too Late (2016) "All the narrative hopscotching is little more than a superficial ploy to gussy up a clichéd redemption tale. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 28, 2016
7.0/10 86% Born To Be Blue (2016) "Just as Budreau is more interested in an impression of Baker rather than absolute fidelity to the facts of his life, Hawke captures the artist's alternately wonderful and tragic essence. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2016
7/10 97% Krisha (2016) "You've seen the plot before, but not quite like this. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2016
100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) "Not just interesting in how it foreshadows the filmmaker's more mature works, but also a gripping piece of storytelling in its own right. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2016
3/4 94% Remainder "It suggests an allegory for a certain kind of artistic creation, one more interested in exactitude than spontaneity. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/4 97% The Fits (2016) "This singular mix of character study and mysterious mood piece might not have come off quite so successfully if not for Royalty Hightower's internal performance. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/10 62% Creative Control (2016) "Amounts to little more than a preening ode to one filmmaker's contempt for a very particular subset of humanity. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2016
7/10 92% River of Grass (1995) "If Meek's Cutoff could be seen as an anti-Western, using the genre's tropes in defiantly subversive ways, River of Grass pulls similar tricks with crime drama and noir clichés. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Lost And Beautiful (Bella E Perduta) "Director Pietro Marcello's film is by turns eloquent and shallow in its essayistic elegizing of a lost golden age. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2.7/10 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "Unapologetically appalling. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 9, 2016
3/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "The film goes deeper in its allegorizing, tapping into the volatile nature of identity politics. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2016
6/10 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) "Perhaps the copious biographical details, as banal as they may be, are ultimately necessary to emphasize just how lucky Cernan was to travel to the farther reaches of our universe. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2016
6/10 61% Race (2016) "Despite a few concessions toward a grimmer long view, the blandly inspirational Race falls way short of the finish line. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 24, 2016
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