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Kent Turner

Kent Turner

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 No Score Yet Midsummer in Newtown "Powerful and clear-eyed " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Apr 20, 2016
3/4 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "It sticks to the middle of the road, with a dash of danger from the novel and the jaunty feel-good vibe from the '60s. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3.5/4 81% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016) "[Director] Bercot's empathetic and clear-eyed film has a consistency of purpose. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2/4 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "No one in the A-list cast (such as Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer) will put this film at the top of a resume. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 96% Marguerite (2016) "Its sober tone matches the muted, digitally colorized palette, deflating any expectation of a campy confection. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 14, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Much Loved " It begins with a dinner of couscous and cocaine and zips off to a wild party thrown by Arabs, setting a pace that rarely flags. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 7, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Parisienne (Peur De Rien) "The movie's pre-9/11 time frame, 1993 Paris, sets it apart from other movies about immigration. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 7, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Beatles "This movie will appeal to adults as much as younger viewers. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Phantom Boy "Phantom Boy is a winner. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/4 96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "Deceptively unassuming storytelling (understated acting and the rhythm of the long takes) gives way to a slow thaw, beguiling the viewer without overstaying its welcome (at a precise 93 minutes). " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/4 86% The Club (El Club) (2016) "There's a lot going on in The Club, but all strands bolster [director Pablo] Larraín's deeply cynical reflection of his country. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/4 97% Brooklyn (2015) "It mixes open-hearted sentimentality with star Saoirse Ronan's sublimely subtle performance " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 31, 2015
3/4 92% 99 Homes (2015) " An electric melodrama ... [with] Andrew Garfield, in his best role so far, supported by an outstanding supporting cast " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 31, 2015
2.5/4 75% Dreams Rewired (2015) "The film really serves as a tribute to the then newfangled phenomenon of moving pictures ... Its most persuasive (and unspoken) revelation is that filmmaking evolved concurrently in the Old World as it did in the United States. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/4 73% Youth (2015) "Linear and allusive, indulging in luscious and trippy imagery, made by a director who conveys more visually than through dialogue ... It's Luca Bigazzi's cinematography that will linger. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2.5/4 79% Macbeth (2015) "It makes lucid the themes and characters with a wide-ranging color palette and strong, internalized performances. And it sure beats CliffsNotes. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/4 82% The Here After (Efterskalv) "In a year when so many films at Cannes stuck to a rigidly formality without varying the pace or tone, it was a relief to see a film take twists and turns into the unexpected and to accelerate the momentum. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 7, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Les Cowboys " Les Cowboys stays on focus, while packing in a lot of story. Concise yet overflowing with incident, it's intimate and large scale, told with hindsight and immediacy. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 7, 2015
2.5/4 96% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) "It was no surprise that Vincent Lindon won the best actor prize for The Measure of a Man. At its premiere, he received a five-minute standing ovation. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 5, 2015
3/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "The re-creation of the local atmosphere adds credibility to the star power ... At its most stripped down and plainspoken, Spotlight allows the record to speak for itself. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 5, 2015
2.5/4 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "May be the most effective inducement to pick up a book since Oprah's Book Club left the air. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 2, 2015
2.5/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "The heroine goes out with a whimper in an unusually subdued conclusion for a film franchise that has kept the momentum going often at a roller-coaster pace. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet I Am a Soldier (Je Suis Un Soldat) "[Director] Larivière's emotional hook, centered on an illegal puppy mill, is original and undeniably attention-getting ... you will certainly want to stay for the credits to make sure no animals were harmed. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Nov 2, 2015
2/4 42% Love (2015) "In one way, the film lived up to the hype. As Blazing Saddles's Lily Von Shtupp would say, "Oh, it's twue. It's twue. It's twue. It's twue." " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Nov 2, 2015
2.5/4 90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) "The scariest crime boss, pants-soiling division, belongs to Guillermo Francella as the petty, robotic paterfamilias ... in Pablo Trapero's creepy Argentinian family drama. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 21, 2015
2/4 62% Legend (2015) "Hardy's both the leading man and a character actor in one film, though subtlety goes by the wayside in his brash performance(s). It's acting with a capital A. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/4 95% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) "Though comprised of a series of beautifully framed static shots, it overflows with vitality ... you are not likely to forget it. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/4 100% From Afar (Desde Allá) "It's a fine representative of the current crop of formalist, stripped-down Latin American filmmaking ... Expect this slow-builder to have more of an impact post viewing. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Ardennes (D'ardennen) "A straight-on, lean-and-mean genre film from Belgium ... hold on to your hats. The kitchen sink drama takes a bizarre turn into David Lynch territory. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Nahid "[Director Ida] Panahandeh's most winning asset is the star-turn by the striking actress Sareh Bayat (many filmgoers will know her as the errant caregiver in another martial drama, the Oscar-winning A Separation). " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 21, 2015
2/4 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "It's a viewing experience that audiences absorb but don't feel deeply; the threat of child endangerment generates what passes for empathy. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3.5/4 93% Room (2015) "[Jacob Tremblay's performance] will rank as one of the best modern juvenile acting feats, so lacking in self-consciousness that it's seamless. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 19, 2015
3/4 75% Black Mass (2015) "The dense drama offers one of the strongest ensembles of the year. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 11, 2015
2.5/4 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "Gorgeous but conventionally ... However, in a break from the period biopic formula, the film strays from decorum and takes risks. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 11, 2015
3/4 92% The Martian (2015) "This might be the most calm space opera ever, buoyed by the "Aw, shucks," good-natured Damon and the most eclectic cast in a recent studio film. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/4 96% Krisha (2016) "This indie has verve to spare and features a razor-sharp cast that's largely nonprofessional. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 4, 2015
2.5/4 89% Mediterranea (2015) "[Director] Carpignano has discovered a genuine performer with charisma and confidence in Koudous Seihon. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/4 94% Carol (2015) "[It] should have been awarded the Most Valuable Player. It ticks off nearly all the boxes ... However, the tastefully polished production offers few surprises. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 96% Son of Saul (2015) "Harsh and understated ... With an emphasis on psychological nuance rather than on shock and revulsion " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Aug 17, 2015
2/4 50% Mon roi "[The] overly exuberant mood swings are more likely the result of an actor overdoing it. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 25, 2015
3/4 80% Disorder (Maryland) "It's hard to find a more vulnerable, volatile, and sensitive actor working today than [Matthias] Schoenaerts ... Here [Diane Kruger] exudes an elegance and coolness, not unlike Grace Kelly. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2/4 56% Paper Towns (2015) "Although the filmmakers ... stay true to [John Green]'s voice, they also soften it, downplaying the darkness and making one singular young woman more ordinary. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/4 95% Amy (2015) "A tribute and less an exposé-although it is that, too ... One of the few who comes off well here is Tony Bennett, ever a gentleman. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/4 83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "With its snappy pace and sly sense of humor, this is one of the smartest YA adaptations in recent years and should appeal to a wider audience, in addition to cinephiles and the book's fans. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.75/5 69% Brothers in Arms (2003) "Tellingly, [John] Kerry is a much more compelling speaker during a 1970s protest rally than in the contemporary footage, where he carefully chooses his words. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted May 5, 2015
83% Sunrise "It's an odd film but a potent one. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted May 1, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Mange Tes Morts "The taut conclusion ... turns the film into a rough-and-tumble thriller without losing its credibility. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 4, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Gaby Baby Doll "Director Sophie Letourneur challenges the audience with two leads who resist an open embrace, but moment by moment, these polar opposites meet, ahem, in the middle. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 4, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Une Histoire Américaine "Although he's not violent, [Vincent] hardly puts the audience at ease, and many viewers will find his entitlement exasperating. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 4, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Métamorphoses "Just like in Handel's day (the operas Semele and Alcina), sex takes center stage for both gods and mortals. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 4, 2015
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