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Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
Posted Jan 5, 2017
3.5/5 91% 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
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
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
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
Posted Dec 22, 2016
4.5/5 86% 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
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
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
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
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4.5/5 87% 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
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
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
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
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
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 88% 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
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
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
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/5 88% 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
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
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
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
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/5 80% Chi-Raq (2015) Though not entirely successful, Lee's adaptation certainly has balls. ‐ Eye for Film
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
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4.5/5 77% 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
Posted Dec 2, 2016
2.5/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The Birth Of A Nation is a missed opportunity. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3.5/5 80% The Academy of Muses (La academia de las musas) (2016) The Academy Of Muses is a rather hit and miss affair, suggesting that some strange malady has distracted Guerín's focus. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3.5/5 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) Overall, The Wailing is a deeply flawed but nonetheless compelling film which will cement Na's reputation as a force to be reckoned with. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 81% Denial (2016) This is a powerful and thoughtful piece of cinema. It properly depicts an important moment in legal history and it does so with a rare sensitivity. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) Don't Think Twice has quite a bit in common with these performances at a structural level. It's an intelligent film with a clear passion for its subject. It just doesn't quite hit the mark. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 100% Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (2016) Bringing together interviews with the main players, court transcripts and archive footage from the time, Southwest Of Salem is detailed and comprehensive but never drags. It's difficult viewing for all the right reasons. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Northern Lights (2016) Northern Lights may sometimes by lacking in energy but it doesn't outstay its welcome and overall it's an impressive debut. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4.5/5 100% Tower (2016) Intensely detailed and delivered with great care, Tower is a film that really packs a punch. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4.5/5 94% Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can) (2015) Kaili Blues reaches back into a timeless past and promises, for its bold young director, a brilliant future. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 89% Jackie (2016) All those beautiful artificial vistas remind us that we are strangers here, that all we can do is watch; that the real Jackie, and her celebrated pain, are unknowable. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/5 80% Panic (2014) The film takes a refreshingly realistic approach to trafficking, expanding the narrative beyond rape, and the presence of Amy complicates its take on sex work. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
2.5/5 92% The Seventh Fire (2016) Despite the drama, the film is slow and struggles to find a clear voice. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Noonday Witch (2016) The film's lyrical construction and intense central performance from Geislerová, well matched by newcomer Lipowská, do justice to the enduring power of the story,. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/5 92% Right Now, Wrong Then (2016) Ultimately, the whole suggests that Sang-soo is more interested in art for art's sake than in communicating with his audience. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
2.5/5 89% Do Not Resist (2016) Do Not Resist does a good job of summing up recent events and looking at the philosophies that have fed into them. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
4.5/5 94% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) It is the nothingness of the other, rather than the brief scenes of violence and gore, that opens up the horror at the heart of this deceptively sophisticated film. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 11, 2016
4.5/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Its visual indulgence and frequent referencing of other films about celebrity... is entirely appropriate given its subject matter - and ultimately, there's nothing to be ashamed of about enjoying the beauty of a film. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Nobody Walks in LA (2016) As a hymn to a beloved place, it is only partially successful, but as a study of the relationship between people and places it has a noteworthy contribution to make. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) This is a feelgood film whose feline star proves every bit as charming on the big screen as he is on the small one, and his fans will love it. Beyond this, however, it struggles to find direction, so its ability to win over new fans may prove limited. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Nov 4, 2016
4.5/5 100% Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016) The large amount of original interview footage, with the woman herself as insightful as ever, will delight her fans, and anybody unfamiliar with her work will find this a fascinating place to start. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 28, 2016
5/5 95% In the Heat of the Night (1967) When critics of the film industry claim that films have no meaningful impact on the world, In The Heat Of The Night is one of the best examples you can use in counter-argument. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2.5/5 22% Let's Be Evil (2016) There's always a sense of something being held back, unduly restrained, so the film doesn't punch the way it should. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) It's easy to connect with Sheil's developing obsession, harder to walk the same path. In this way, Greene forces us to ask questions about ourselves as well. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Borderline (1930) This potent little film is well worth seeking out. Its human drama transcends time and its socio-political observations are as relevant as ever. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 28, 2016
5/5 100% Off the Rails (2016) It goes beyond its fascinating subject to ask all of us what value we put on our passions and if we might not reasonably expect the world to bend a little, just sometimes, to make room for those unreasonable things that keep it interesting. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 7, 2016
4.5/5 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) A poignant yet powerful film made with sensitivity and poise. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Oct 7, 2016