Ken Eisner

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Review: ‘Hinokio’

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Despite the implication of its title, sci-fi kidflick "Hinokio" is not about a machine that wants to become a boy. It's about a boy who uses a robot to reconnect with the world, and to shield himself…

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Review: ‘Ashura’

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A timeless tale gets redone in "Ashura," a Kabuki classic here given sexy, f/x-laden treatment that only outstays its welcome in final reels. Top cast, wildly eclectic soundtrack and intriguing use…

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Review: ‘Illumination’

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The mesmerizing "Illumination" establishes first-time feature maker Pascale Breton as a stunningly original talent. Its dogged focus on one seemingly disturbed young man's rites of passage may prove…

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Review: ‘Skritek’

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Folk tale meets silent film in the wordless but eventful doings involving a Czech family and the meat-packing plant where dad works (and cheats on mom). Debt to Buster Keaton and silent comedy is…

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Review: ‘The Score’

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Science comes out to play in this hypnotically stylized take on the Electric Company Theatre piece about a gutsy research scientist trying to map out human genes, including her own. Not all auds will…

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