Ken Rudolph

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Favorite films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The 400 Blows
  • East of Eden
  • Across the Universe

Recent activity

  • Jack and Sam


  • Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World


  • Anselm


  • The Last Runway 2, Commando Yaguareté


Recent reviews

  • Anselm



    3D is the bomb! especially in the hands of Wim Wenders and his amazing cinematographer, Leonard Küßner. The subject of this artful documentary is German artist Anselm Kiefer, and his decades worth of huge 3D art installations and intimate statuary. Kiefer's art, steeped in history and the appreciation of nature and the poetry of Paul Celan, went a bit over my head. But the visuals and sheer size of this artist's life's work were amazing, even enthralling.

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    As expected, the visuals were spectacular, unparalleled. I can't even begin to understand how they could have story-boarded the film, so much like a modern graphic novel, yet somehow a step above. The story...not so much. I wish I cared more about the main characters and the outcome of their adventures in the multi-verse. Maybe if I had, I would have been even more annoyed by the abrupt, suspended cliff-hanger ending. At my age, there's a good chance I won't be able to watch the next chapter. I expect I'll catch this one again by Oscar time, time with an even better theatrical sound system.

Popular reviews

  • El Topo

    El Topo


    The New York Times contacted me today for background about my review of El Topo that was published in the L.A. Free Press on April 23, 1971. They provided me with a scan of the article, and I'm reposting it here. Maybe 43 years later its verbiage is a little embarrassing; but I stand by what I wrote back then. How often do we get an opportunity to view what we thought about films through the prism of the far…

  • Joy



    David O. Russell's popularity and reputation for enlightened whimsy eludes me. I can't blame the actors in what has become his "stock company" for my dislike of this film. Rather it must be Russell's mechanistic, by-the-numbers script filled with neurotic characters acting nonsensically. I know I'm out of step with audiences here; so forget that I ever tried to review this film.