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Ren Jender

Ren Jender
Ren Jender's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) I couldn't help, in spite of the sometimes very clunky script, breaking into a smile every time Sam and Rose have a scene together, even a corny bike-riding one.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
No Score Yet Every Act of Life (2017) McNally's life has the sweep of an epic novel, except that the novel's inevitable movie version could never have as much star power as his life did.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
No Score Yet It's a Hard Truth Ain't It (2018) A film-within-a-film is a well-worn narrative conceit, but one that seems more complicated in the context of a documentary.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
83% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The repressive setting would be, in a less nuanced film, a site of unadulterated horror. But Cameron, Jane, and Adam, like queer people through the ages, find ways to bond, joke, and help each other through the circumstances.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
80% Walk With Me (2017) Becomes a moving examination of mortality and life choices.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
100% Elián (2017) We see the resilience of the adult Elián when he takes a swim near a Cuban beach: After all he's endured, he's not afraid of the water.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) Although it offers an astute analysis of how Clive Davis tailored Houston's sound and image to appeal to a white audience ... the film doesn't use enough of Houston's music.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
100% Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray (2017) Zea's sharp eye for detail is evident ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
20% The Wasted Times (Luomandike Xiaowang Shi) (2016) The majority of the characters murder or are murdered in short order, so finding someone to root for or a storyline to follow in this strangely empty Shanghai (even the train station looks abandoned) is difficult.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
82% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) Testament is full of bad jokes (like a man repeatedly throwing himself from great heights to prove he won't die) and, in spite of Groyne's grave, determined presence as Ea, is borderline offensive.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016