Kenji Fujishima Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kenji Fujishima

Kenji Fujishima

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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
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
1/4 16% Mr. Church (2016) "Bruce Beresford's film is remarkable for how it manages to indulge so many offensive and shopworn clichés at once. " ‐ 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 (2016) "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
83% 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+ 82% 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 70% 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 88% 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
No Score Yet Blood Of My Blood (Sangue Del Mio Sangue) "Bellocchio's aesthetics reflect this conversation between past and present in imaginative ways. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2016
5.2/10 43% Forsaken (2016) "Beyond the shared personnel, though, the 24 connection offers an intriguing subtextual layer to Forsaken that gives Cassar's film the only real interest it has. Make no mistake: As a Western, this is pretty generic stuff. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 100% Broad City: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "In Broad City's third season, the show's duo continues to run up against caricatures of class and privilege. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2016
2/4 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "It remains more committed to printing the uplifting legend of its title character than in actually examining the human beings underneath. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2016
6.3/10 78% Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong (2016) "Ting's occasional insights into characters negotiating cultural differences and professional/personal transitions are bound to linger long after the specific details of its characters have faded from memory. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 84% Deadpool (2016) "The whiplash contrasts between snideness and sincerity are deeply rooted in the main character's psychology. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2016
5.8/10 80% Ip Man 3 (2016) "[It's for] surface appeal that one can safely turn to these Ip Man movies-and to The Grandmaster for the deeper story of the martial arts legend. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3/4 65% The X-Files: Season 10 (TV, 2016) "A vision of pessimism laced with empathy for outsiders continues to animate the series. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2016
2/4 7% Martyrs (2016) "Rarely does it threaten to be the scarring and unsettling experience Laugier's darker and grimier film is, warts and all. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2016
7/10 93% The Treasure (2016) "The Treasure has a broader social vision underpinning its surface subversion. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/4 92% Anomalisa (2015) "...as with the greatest works of art, Kaufman's film transcends its depressive trappings and becomes genuinely enlivening in its clear-eyed vision... " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Dec 30, 2015
2/4 60% Sisters (2015) "A regurgitation of Apatowian formula, wherein ostensibly edgy humor hides a core of conservative moralizing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2015
A- 94% Right Now, Wrong Then (2016) "As ever with this acute observer of human foibles in the game of romance, Hong manages to draw blood with the most drolly genteel of means. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 9, 2015
1.5/4 30% Don Verdean (2015) "If the film is any indication, Jared and Jerusha Hess remain committed to clotting up the screen with ostensibly charming "eccentricity." " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2015
6/10 75% The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) (2015) "If The World of Kanako is ultimately difficult to wholly dismiss as simply an extended wallow in escalating unpleasantness, much of this can be credited to Koji Yakusho's performance. " ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2015
1.5/4 61% Legend (2015) "Given how Legend's script is so bereft of insight into its characters' psyches, perhaps there's only so much even an actor of Hardy's stature can do. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2/4 33% My All American (2015) "All of the film's nuances are are ultimately negated by the its relentless canonization of its subject. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/4 81% Man Up (2015) "Lake Bell and Simon Pegg's star wattage isn't enough to distract from the sense that their characters are almost exclusively defined by their single-ness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2015
A+ 100% Out 1, Noli Me Tangere "If the recent rise and fall of Occupy Wall Street is any indication, Rivette's playful yet deeply serious lament for the faded hopes of a whole generation will continue to be relevant as long as people dare to dream about reshaping the world. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Nov 7, 2015
3/4 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "Failure hovers over the film as much as it did in Schulz's comic strip, infusing even its most ebullient set pieces and designs with a sense of melancholy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2015
2.5/4 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "It has enough ingredients for a reasonably entertaining fantasy adventure--except, that is, for an interesting lead character with an emotionally compelling hook. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 21, 2015
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