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Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet #sugarwater (2016) It ends on a plea for the preservation or restoration of government support for the arts, emphasising its importance to letting audiences connect with varied work, and to broadening horizons. Simple as it is, the film makes a strong case for this.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) Cutting between the four stories, director Alankrita Shrivastava is effective in capturing the hectic character of a community where homes are packed close together and everybody is constantly watching what the neighbours are doing.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
2/5 73% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) [Emiliano Rocha Minter] has realised that when one mixes two genres, each of which generally plays to a separate group of critics, one can create the illusion of innovation.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3.5/5 64% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) Problems deplete the film's energy and interrupt its brilliance - but it is brilliant, at least in snatches. Malick does not need to be on top form in order to dazzle and delight.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Paradise (2016) Konchalovskiy's tale captures the banality of evil, presents it as contemporary, as human.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/5 71% Pawno (2015) Although it gets too sentimental in places, especially towards the end, this is an entertaining, bold little film with a clear voice of its own.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Spectres are haunting Europe (2016) Spectres Are Haunting Europe plunges us into the thick of the action and leaves us to try and make sense of it for ourselves - just as the migrants have to.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Tower of London (1962) With so many difficulties, this is not the director's finest work... He manages to squeeze in a signature raven, but where his previous work with Price thundered, this film is reduced to gently rapping.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Bodkin Ras (2016) The bright light of this fictional thing illuminates those real lives scattered around the edges of the tale.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Willie Dynamite (1974) This is one of those films that's difficult to rate because it's a patchwork of impressive work and spectacular failures.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/5 85% All This Panic (2016) For many viewers, the film will require taking a step back, ditching assumptions and making a conscious effort to listen. It's worth it. These girls have a lot to say.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet The Road to Mandalay (2016) Z effectively shows us the daily grind and takes us through one disappointment after another without ever ceasing to be engaging.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Check It (2016) A mixture of tragedy, laughter and wildly clashing perspectives makes Check It a compelling subject.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet 4.1 Miles (2016) Although we've all grown familiar with these scenes in nightly news broadcasts, director Daphne Matziaraki succeeds in making them feel raw again.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2016) With strong performances from Tsutsui and Asano, impressive work from young Shinokawa and a sweetly judged turn from Taiga as a young man who gets caught up in the unfolding drama through an accident of fate, this is a beautifully crafted film.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet In the Radiant City (2016) An interesting piece that reveals considerable talent.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Illegitimate (Ilegitim) (2016) What follows is an tangled family tale in which expectations are turned on their heads and morals turn out to be far less rigid than they appeared. The audience is invited to engage in this too.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Wee Govan Pipers (2015) It's likely that it will win quite a few converts to the pipes, and it makes for an intriguing portrait of the place of tradition in contemporary Scotland.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Original Copy (2015) There's no Hollywood ending to this keenly observational work, but in true Bollywood style, Rehman has more than done his duty.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet Joe's Violin (2016) Short and sweet but never cloying, Joe's Violin is a real treasure. Like the instrument, it finds a way to put across what cannot be captured in words.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 100% Angry Inuk (2016) Where the film gets really interesting is where Arnaquq-Baril tries to communicate with the animal rights organisations pushing for further anti-sealing legislation.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/5 96% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) The presence of humans emerges at an appropriately late stage, and the film makes its strongest point by showing how unnecessary they are to holding the viewer's attention.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
5/5 95% Neruda (2016) Luis Gnecco is perfect in the title role, charismatic but understated, capable of captivating others with his speech but not too good looking, so we never make the mistake of interpreting the feelings he inspires as simple lust. ‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
4/5 93% The Little Prince (2016) It's the interaction of a sanguine realism with a celebration of the liberating effect of the imagination that makes the magic happen. That, and the exquisite animation.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4.5/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) Despite all the hardships, the film is enchanting as a tale of people who, for the most part, did what they loved, and in some cases are still doing it.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Call of Heroes (2016) Chan has delivered a film that is consistently entertaining and will leave Western audiences, at least, looking forward to seeing what he does next.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3.5/5 92% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) The result is a lighthearted, charming film which people of all ages will enjoy.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3.5/5 100% Happy Hour (Happî awâ) (2015) Through small glances and brief, cautious words, Hamaguchi conveys volumes.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
4/5 87% Amanda Knox (2016) Directors Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn do a good job of keeping things balanced and of illustrating the ways in which sensationalism can be misleading.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/5 83% Lamb (2016) Thoughtful and moving, with political undercurrents that may prompt viewers to reassess their understanding of the region and the challenges it faces, Lamb is a beautifully observed film with the potential to appeal to a wide audience.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4.5/5 88% Portrait of a Garden (Portret van een tuin) (2016) Rosie Stapel's graceful documentary lets us see something of the processes involved, and lets us appreciate the way the garden changes over the shorter timeframe of four seasons.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/5 100% Homo Sapiens (2016) Geyrhalter has created one of the most powerful cinematic wake up calls since Charlton Heston stood and cried out at the Statue of Liberty. Here, there are not even apes.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/5 91% Always Shine (2016) Despite good work from both its stars, and some interesting ideas, Always Shine ultimately amounts to less than the sum of its parts.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) It has a few slow patches but the sheer volume of material it covers means there's always something worth paying attention to.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4.5/5 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) It is particularly pleasing to see Øvredal return with a film that not only lets his talent shine but is one of the best horror movies of the year.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/5 82% Girl Asleep (2016) This isn't the polished product it might have been, but it's ambitious and creative and it succeeds in standing out.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 80% Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015) It makes a curious calling card, but it's not the kind of film that those unfamiliar with this underground subgenre - or those who appreciate the pastiche - are likely to forget. This little kitty has claws.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4.5/5 100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) A film whose power lies in its subtleties, in its hidden fire.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4.5/5 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Lo And Behold is beautifully shot, its outdoor landscapes so vibrant and verdant one can almost smell them, its indoor spaces cool and shining yet welcoming as Kubrick made them.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 94% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) There are still too few films out there willing to bring sex and love together with this kind of honesty. Theo And Hugo is a rare treat.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Borderline (2016) The film is effective in drawing attention to what can be a seriously disabling problem. It's also entertaining, incisive and highly watchable.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/5 100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) Although there have been a number of films about this saga, Edelman's is unique in its thoroughness.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/5 85% Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2016) A turbulent film that doesn't always hit its mark but is consistently interesting in the attempt.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4.5/5 No Score Yet Finding Oscar (2016) Suffern has put together something that has widespread relevance and, critically, the ability to connect with viewers from all backgrounds. It's a superb piece of work.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Islands and the Whales (2016) The Islands And The Whales knows when to be small, and its intimate portraits of day to day life illustrate how the monumental intersects with the personal.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 100% 100 Years (2016) Although this film lacks polish and doesn't have the dynamism one might hope for with a subject of this type, Cobell herself is a strong presence, and its historic importance is considerable.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/5 80% Chi-Raq (2015) Though not entirely successful, Lee's adaptation certainly has balls.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/5 43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) Simply framed and refreshingly free of gimmicks, John Stockwell's film never gets distracted from the action - and there's plenty of that to enjoy.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4.5/5 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) The Eyes Of My Mother is melancholy and poetic, a picture of loneliness, its suffocated passions escaping only in the thundering vocals that accompany the closing credits.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
2.5/5 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The Birth Of A Nation is a missed opportunity.‐ Eye for Film
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016