Ben Kenigsberg Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 97% The Godfather, Part II (1974) From start to finish, this is filmmaking at its most immortal.‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Feb 13, 2012
5/5 91% Amarcord (1974) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
5/5 90% Eraserhead (1977) By now, the most interesting thing about Lynch's cult-classic debut may be the evidence it offers of how fully his sensibility was formed.‐ Time Out Chicago
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2012
5/5 94% Contempt (1964) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
5/5 95% Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne) (1954) Diary is less a movie about the necessity of faith than what it means to be cut down in the midst of youthful idealism and intransigence, before life offers wisdom.‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Mar 5, 2013
5/5 72% Inland Empire (2006) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
5/5 89% Syndromes and a Century (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
5/5 94% 2 ou 3 Choses que je Sais d'Elle (Two or Three Things I Know About Her) (1967) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
5/5 90% Knocked Up (2007) The movie is a decisive breakthrough for Apatow, whose comic instincts go hand in hand with an unfashionable empathy.‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Aug 3, 2013
5/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) There's nothing extraordinary about No Country for Old Men -- except, of course, the spectacle of two great directors in total command of their craft.‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Feb 22, 2012
5/5 91% There Will Be Blood (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
5/5 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) For all its originality, this hall of mirrors is the closest Tarantino has come to making a film with old-fashioned, movie-movie appeal.‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Aug 4, 2013
5/5 88% Silent Light (Stellet licht) (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
5/5 94% La Chinoise (1968) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
5/5 86% Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (2008) The movie teems with the excitement of unwrapping a present, even as it deals more seriously with the intractability of blood ties.‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Dec 4, 2012
5/5 90% A Serious Man (2009) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
5/5 85% The Master (2012) A dense, baffling, thoroughly original epic that seems to divide viewers on the simple question of what it's supposed to be about. ‐ Time Out Chicago
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2012
5/5 97% This Is Not a Film (2012) One mourns the tragic circumstances that caused it to be made, but the result is a sleight of hand to rank alongside Orson Welles's F for Fake.‐ Time Out Chicago
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2013
5/5 91% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) The decade-spanning Zero Dark Thirty comes freighted with a historical weight it bears amazingly well.‐ Time Out Chicago
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2013
5/5 67% Spring Breakers (2013) Not just a step forward. It's a vision: a fever dream of sun-dappled debauchery that doubles as a thriller-satire on the allure of excess.‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Mar 21, 2013
A 74% Inherent Vice (2015) The fact that perhaps 90 percent of the dialogue comes from Pynchon poses an authorship question that doesn't exist with Anderson's other movies. Still, the deftness with comedy and actors are at a level that few filmmakers working today could achieve.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2014
a 87% At Berkeley (2013) Why do we learn, how do we learn, and what is learning worth? Complex, absorbing, and pointed, At Berkeley is an exhilarating examination of the "education machine."‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 13, 2013
A- 61% Ha-shoter (Policeman) (2014) Policeman creates contrasts between families and surrogate families; patriarchy and maternity; truth and fiction; and sanctioned and unsanctioned aggression.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2014
A- 92% Frances Ha (2013) Quietly, empathetically, and without ever apologizing for the lead's impulsive idiocy, Frances Ha charts the character's dawning independence and acceptance of adulthood.‐ AV Club
Posted May 16, 2013
A- 96% The Last of the Unjust (2014) The Last Of The Unjust is demanding but fascinating, both as history and as an intellectual volley ...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
a- 85% Under the Skin (2014) This is hardly the first film to observe an alien encountering strange customs, but it may be the first that seems conceived from that perspective formally as well as dramatically.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
A- 96% Citizenfour (2014) Citizenfour does an excellent job of balancing what we already know with behind-the-scenes discussions of how the information should be released.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2014
5/6 88% I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2007) For Tsai's fans, Sleep offers many pleasures, including a heightened attention to nocturnal beauty and a gorgeous, uncharacteristic surrealism.‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 12, 2007
4/5 98% City Lights (1931) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 82% Lola Montès (1955) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 95% Brighton Rock (1947) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 93% Solntse (The Sun) (2005) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 96% Let's Get Lost (1989) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
4/5 71% Beowulf (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 97% The Earrings of Madame De... (Madame de...) (1954) Slighter and more emotionally distant than Ophüls's masterpiece 'Letter from an Unknown Woman', but filled with a similar mood of romantic despair and desperation.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 91% Hot Fuzz (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 14% The Tiger's Tail (2006) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 29% Lucky You (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 75% The Boss of it All (Direktøren for det hele) (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 70% Blades of Glory (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 81% Chicago 10 (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 80% It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine. (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 100% Sita Sings the Blues (2008) This is the kind of personal filmmaking that could only have come together through a chance set of inspirations. Maybe you could call it fate.‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Feb 15, 2012
4/5 94% Lake of Fire (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 77% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 92% Still Life (Sanxia Haoren) (2006) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 79% A Mighty Heart (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
4/5 91% Michael Clayton (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 83% Into the Wild (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011