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Jennie Kermode

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 100% The Girl Is In Trouble (2015) " It's a familiar plot, here played out on the streets of New York by a cast of rising stars with some impressive work already behind them. The Girl Is In Trouble may not have many new things to say, but it says them well. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 30, 2015
4/5 84% Working Girl (1988) " Its deft handling of feminist issues make it all the more ironic that it has been dismissed as trivial when in many ways it's the female equivalent of Wall Street. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 100% Uzumasa Limelight (2014) " What marks out Uzumasa Limelight... is its willingness to combine withering criticism of the laziness and corruption in much modern filmmaking with graciousness in the face of change. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Tender " This intimate documentary invites viewers to take a fresh look at the funeral business and perhaps think about their own arrangements, at the same time as uncovering extraordinary spirit in an ordinary community. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 82% Revenge of the Mekons (2014) " A reminder that punk has, throughout its history, been as much a creative force as a destructive one. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4.5/5 No Score Yet Kami no tsuki (Pale Moon) " Flawless central performances and a cool, observational approach from director Yoshida imbue it with a quiet power. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet On the Trail of the Far Fur Country " It's a brutal story, though full of good intentions and remembered with some affection. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Ninth Cloud " A brave but uneven film, The Ninth Cloud takes on difficult material and asks a lot of its audience but is thereby able to explore subjects often ignored. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Next to Her " Ben-Shlush is riveting in the central role. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 20% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) " Very much a film of two halves. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3 71% Memphis (2014) " Beal is an excellent choice of lead, managing to hold the viewer's attention without ever coming across as so charismatic or dynamic that we question Willie's lack of success. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Maya The Bee Movie (2015) " Altogether the best exploration of Australian class conflicts through the medium of animated insects that you're likely to see this year. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Mardan " Relying a lot on this brooding darkness and on symbolism, Ghobadi doesn't develop his characters as well as he might and at times this unbalances the film. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 95% Man from Reno (2015) " A polished film that acknowledges its place in the canon of American mysteries and makes a worthy contribution. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Limited Partnership " This documentary brings an important personal dimension to the long struggle for equal marriage. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5 No Score Yet I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer On The Run " Everything feels flexible in a film that seems to reflect human frailty and twist it into strength. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Mielensäpahoittaja (The Grump) " Because we can believe in the Grump, it's possible to be patient with the clumsier aspects of the comedy and enjoy the parts that are delivered well. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
5/5 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) " An astonishing début that marks out Ana Lily Amirpour as an extraordinary directorial talent. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Dohee-ya (A Girl at My Door) " Dealing with jealousy, desire and restraint, and the tensions between different kinds of love and identification, this film includes a lot of material that will make viewers uncomfortable, but never gratuitously. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Family Goldmine " A bold edit based on what must have been a frustrating shoot, this film becomes a story not about gold but about people pursuing their dreams under the shadow of grand empires and hybrid religions. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 100% The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) " A visually masterful film that very much retains its power today, The Fall Of The House Of Usher introduced many of the tropes of the horror genre. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Burroughs - The Movie (1992) " Like much of Burroughs' writing, the film has a shaggy dog tale quality, rambling along in a way which does not at first seem nearly as informative as it actually is, then bursting into moments of brilliant radicalism. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet O Menino e o Mundo (The Boy and the World) " If you've ever yearned for an easy way to teach your primary aged children about the perils of corporate capitalism, this film is for you. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Black Souls (2015) " What Black Souls does very well is to recapture the essential primitivism of conflicts based upon honour, fear of insult and the desire for revenge. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) " A solid, grounded piece of work that approaches its subject with a maturity remarkable for a first feature from a young director. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 78% 52 Tuesdays (2015) " There are very few films out there about trans men (contributing to the misconception that they're rarer than trans women) and 52 Tuesdays handles this part of its subject matter with unusual grace. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4.5/5 No Score Yet Coming Home (2015) " As beautifully shot as all the director's work, the film has a hypnotic quality complemented by simple yet powerful music. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 83% Bai ri yan huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) " Black Coal, Thin Ice is a painstakingly deliberate neo-noir, heavy on atmosphere and taking its time to build. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Life In A Fishbowl " An intelligent script and strong acting bring life and depth to the characters. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/5 83% Blood and Black Lace (1960) " For those prepared to overlook the stumbling script which exists merely as a frame, this is a true original, a portrait of murder in oils. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Der Samurai " Neither of the actors is particularly strong and some scenes are clumsily handled but this only contributes to the gutterheart sensibility of a film that is considerably more enjoyable than it ought to be. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 100% Stray Dog " Stray Dog is really a very ordinary guy, but there's one thing that's extraordinary about him. With the grace of a 1950s comic book hero, he truly believes in America, and he devotes himself to its largely forgotten ideals. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 95% Gone With the Wind (1939) " Too clumsy a thing to be taken seriously, with its romanticisation of slavery and its problematic approach to rape, Gone With The Wind is nevertheless a work of considerable power. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/5 53% Digging Up the Marrow (2015) " Smart, witty and genuinely scary in places, Digging Up The Marrow delivers much more than you'd expect based on its knowingly cheesy premise. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3.5/5 95% Gangs of Wasseypur (2015) " Destined to attract a cult following, it's a film that draws much from the rich history of Indian cinema and that heralds great things to come. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 12, 2015
2/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) " Prettily shot and glossily produced, this is a film that's easy to like but equally easy to forget, being almost entirely content free. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/5 90% Wild (2014) " The humour in this film is gently underplayed so not everyone will get it, but it's more endearing as a result. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/5 93% Birdman (2014) " There's some great black comedy here, at times spectacularly cruel. The whole, however, is at least half an hour too long and stymied by pomposity. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jan 2, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Lost For Life " Rofé reintroduces a much needed human perspective to the debate. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 47% Aftermath (2014) " Aftermath's strongest sequence is its opening, as the crisis unfolds and everybody speeds to shelter. The breakneck pace of this does a good job of building up adrenaline and crating a sense of high drama that lingers even when the story slows down. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/5 61% 13 Sins (2014) " It's a challenging genre to take on - one in which it's difficult to deliver surprises or present complex characters - but Stamm has acquitted himself well. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Jun 23, 2014
4.5/5 56% The Best Offer (2014) " Part of a forger's craft involves not simply duplicating the images but replicating the strokes to be found in the original. Tornatore's film makes deft use of cinematic cliché to lead viewers astray. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/5 82% G.B.F. (2014) " It's a light, fluffy concoction but one so playful and unpretentious that it's easy to like. This is the high school movie gay teens have been waiting for. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3.5/5 100% Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa... (Sandra of a Thousand Delights) (1965) " The power of the film comes not from its mystery but from its drama, from Cardinale's incredible screen presence and Visconti's vivid visual ideas. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3.5/5 49% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) " This film turns its satire on the loveable serial killing rogue archetype, something that it seems some genre fans find harder to swallow. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (2003) " Although the script is often heavy handed, Cushing delivers his lines with a clipped precision that brings absolute conviction to the role. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/5 59% Proxy (2014) " Shifting focus half way through and playing with audience sympathies throughout, director Parker excels at misdirection but risks losing audience interest in the process. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/5 96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) " [Heinzerling's] languorous explorations of the couple's chaotic home find the details of their sexual and intellectual intimacy in the debris of their relationship, the collected treasures and half finished, discarded fragments of ideas. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3.5/5 89% Run & Jump (2014) " In detailing the different ways that people can react to a common problem, the film does a good job of illustrating the social difficulties that emerge when layers of performance break down " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Tu Seras Un Homme " Unusually complex for a film with so much heart, You'll Be A Man goes a long way on the strength of its strong script and capable cast. " ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Mar 6, 2014
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